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  Dictionary Definition of hisses

hiss
verb (i)
1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s prolonged, as a goose or a snake does, or as steam does rushing through a small opening.
2. to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound.
-- verb (t)
3. to express disapproval of by hissing.
4. to force or drive ( away, down, etc.) by hissing.
5. to utter with a hiss.
-- noun
6. a hissing sound, especially in disapproval.
[unexplained var. of d. E hish, ME hisshe ( n ) hiss, OE hyscan jeer at, rail]
-- hisser, noun