"whisper" Definition

Definitions for the word "whisper" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. v.
1 a speak very softly without vibration of the vocal cords. B talk or say in a barely audible tone or in a secret or confidential way. 2 rustle or murmur. n. 1 whispering speech or sound. 2 thing whispered. it is whispered there is a rumour. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a tip given in secret, a rumour which is spread under the pretence of its being a secret. To “give the WHISPER,” is to give a quick tip to any one. An owner’s final instruction to his jockey is called “the WHISPER at the post.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
to borrow money—generally small sums—as, “He WHISPERED me for a tanner.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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