Hiss Hiss, v. t. 1. To condemn or express contempt for by hissing. [1913 Webster]

If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Malcolm. What is the newest grief? Ros. That of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter with a hissing sound. [1913 Webster]

The long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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