As an interjection pish
is an expression of disdain.
As a noun pish
is a sibilant noise (eg "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
As a verb pish
is to try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (eg "psshh").
As a proper noun kish is
an ancient city of sumer, located some 12 km east of babylon, and 80 km south of baghdad.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
To express contempt.
- 1606 - act ii, scene 1
- Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!
* Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing .
* Dunne, Peter (2006). The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls . ISBN 9780811732956.
* Langham, G. M.; Contreras, T.A. & Sieving, K.E. (2006).
Why pishing works: Titmouse (Paridae) scolds elicit a generalized response in bird communities]. Ecoscience 13 (4): 485–496. doi:10.2980/1195-6860(2006)13[485:WPWTPS2.0.CO;2
From (etyl) cis, .
a basket used in Ireland, mainly for carrying turf
:*1922 : Ignorant as a kish of brogues, worth fifty thousand pounds. — James Joyce, Ulysses
Compare (etyl) Kies gravel, pyrites.
The graphite formed incidentally in iron smelting.