keep shtoom


keep shtoom
Australian Slang
keep quite about; remain silent (from Yiddish, from German 'stumm' = silent)

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Keep shtoom — keep quite about; remain silent (from Yiddish, from German stumm = silent) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • shtum — /ʃtʊm/ (say shtoom) phrase keep shtum, Colloquial to keep quiet about something. Also, shtoom. {Yiddish, from German stumm not speaking} …   Australian English dictionary

  • schtum — same as ↑shtoom * * * schtum UK [ʃtʊm] US adjective british informal silent keep/​stay schtum: Why did you keep schtum for so long? Thesaurus: silent and silencesynonym describing loud and noisy sounds …   Useful english dictionary


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