- The word twit is defined as an acronym meaning "That's what I thought."
An example of twit is what you'd text in response to a person who's given you the answer you'd already guessed.
- The definition of a twit is a silly or foolish person.
A girl who says dumb things all the time is an example of a twit.
transitive verbtwit′ted, twit′ting
Origin of twitaphetic from Middle English atwiten, to twit from Old English ætwitan from æt, at + witan, to accuse, akin to witan, to know: see wise
- the act of twitting
- a reproach or taunt
Origin of twitfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of twitfrom twitter
- Informal A foolishly annoying person.
- A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
transitive verbtwit·ted, twit·ting, twits
Origin of twitFrom shortening of obsolete atwite to reproach, taunt from Middle English atwiten from Old English ætwītan æt at ; see at . wītan to reproach ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present twits, present participle twitting, simple past and past participle twitted)
In the UK and UK English-speaking areas, usually used in a humorous or affectionate manner.