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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twerp, twirp, twitnoun

    someone who is regarded as contemptible

  2. twit, taunt, tauntingverb

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  3. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb

    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. twitnoun

    A reproach, gibe or taunt.

  2. twitnoun

    A foolish or annoying person.

  3. twitverb

    To reproach, blame; to ridicule or tease.

  4. twitverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Twitverb

    To sneer; to flout; to reproach.

    Etymology: edwitan , Saxon.

    When approaching the stormy stowers,
    We mought with our shoulders bear off the sharp showers,
    And sooth to saine, nought seemeth sike strife,
    That shepherds so twiten each other’s life. Edmund Spenser.

    When I protest true loyally to her,
    She twits me with my falshood to my friend. William Shakespeare.

    Æsop minds men of their errors without twitting them for what’s amiss. Roger L'Estrange.

    This these scoffers twitted the Christians with. John Tillotson.

    Galen bled his patients, till by fainting they could bear no longer; for which he was twitted in his own time. Thomas Baker.


  1. TWIT

    This Week in Tech–casually referred to as TWiT, and briefly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers–is the weekly flagship podcast and namesake of the TWiT.tv network. It is hosted by Leo Laporte and many other former TechTV employees and currently produced by Jason Howell. It features round-table discussions and debates surrounding current technology news and reviews, with a particular focus on consumer electronics and the Internet. TWiT is produced in the TWiT "eastside" studios in Petaluma, California, United States, since 2016, a few miles away from the former "brickhouse" studios where it had been produced for 5 years, and earlier TWiT "cottage", where it was produced for over 6 years. The podcast is streamed live on Sundays at 2:15 P.M. PST.


  1. twit

    A twit is a general term often used to describe an individual who is silly, foolish, or annoying. It can also refer to a person who lacks good judgement or common sense. The word is used in a mildly derogatory manner, usually in mild teasing or light-hearted banter. Additionally, twit can also mean to tease or taunt someone in a playful or mocking way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twitverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twit

    twit, v.t. to remind of some fault, &c.:—pr.p. twit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. twit′ted.n. a reproach.—n. Twit′ter.—adj. Twit′ting.—adv. Twit′tingly, in a twitting manner. [A.S. æt-witan, to reproach—æt, against, witan (Scot. wyte, Ger. ver-weisen), to blame.]

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  1. TWIT

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of twit in a Sentence

  1. Nick Lowe:

    It's a bit like seeing a silly film of yourself a bit drunk at a party and being forced to watch it. You recoil somewhat, it's not a place I like to go back to, reliving the old days, (though) I have a degree of affection for the little twit.

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