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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

twittwɪt(v.; n.)twit•ted, twit•ting

  1. (v.t.)to taunt or ridicule with reference to anything embarrassing; gibe at.

  2. to reproach or upbraid.

  3. (n.)an act of twitting.

  4. a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe.

Origin of twit:

1520–30; aph. var. of obs. atwite, ME atwiten, OE ætwītan to taunt =æt- from, away (see at1+witan to blame


  1. an insignificant or bothersome person.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

* Informal..

Origin of twit:

1920–25; perh. identical with twit1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. twerp, twirp, twit(noun)

    someone who is regarded as contemptible

  2. twit, taunt, taunting(verb)

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  3. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"


  1. twit(Noun)

    A reproach, gibe or taunt.

  2. twit(Noun)

    A foolish or annoying person.

  3. twit(Verb)

    To reproach, blame; to ridicule or tease.

  4. twit(Verb)

    To ignore or killfile (a user on a bulletin board system).

  5. Origin: Originally twite, an aphetism of atwite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twit(verb)

    to vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a fool or idiot

Stupid twit!

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