Twit meaning

twĭt
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.

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A foolishly annoying person.
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To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults.
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To reproach, tease, taunt, etc., esp. by reminding of a fault or mistake.
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A foolish, contemptible person.
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The act of twitting.
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A reproach or taunt.
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A state of nervous excitement.
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(computing) To ignore or killfile (a user on a bulletin board system).
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A foolish or annoying person.
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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.

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A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
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Origin of twit

  • From shortening of obsolete atwite to reproach, taunt from Middle English atwiten from Old English ætwītan æt at at wītan to reproach weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally twite, an aphetism of Middle English atwite.

    From Wiktionary