Twit Definition

twĭt
twits, twitted, twitting
noun
twits
The act of twitting.
Webster's New World
A reproach or taunt.
Webster's New World
A foolish, contemptible person.
Webster's New World
A state of nervous excitement.
Webster's New World
verb
twits, twitted, twitting
To reproach, tease, taunt, etc., esp. by reminding of a fault or mistake.
Webster's New World

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

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abbreviation
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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Other Word Forms of Twit

Noun

Singular:
twit
Plural:
twits

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

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