schtum

schtum
schtum same as ↑shtoom

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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 soundssynonym

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shtum 7 (also schtum) [ʃtʊm] [ʃtʊm] noun uncountable
Idiom:keep shtum  
Word Origin:
[shtum] 1950s: Yiddish, from German stumm.

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