twit

  • 1twit — twit·ten; twit·ter·a·tion; twit·ter·er; twit·tery; twit; twit·ter; twit·ty; …

    English syllables

  • 2twit — twit1 [twit] vt. twitted, twitting [aphetic < ME atwiten, to twit < OE ætwitan < æt, at + witan, to accuse, akin to witan, to know: see WISE1] to reproach, tease, taunt, etc., esp. by reminding of a fault or mistake n. 1. the act of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3Twit — can mean: *A British slang word for an insignificant, foolish or annoying person. *The weekly podcast This WEEK in TECH. *The TWiT podcast network TWiT.tv *The Roald Dahl children s book called The Twits *A user of Twitter …

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  • 4twit — was originally, and still is, a verb, meaning ‘taunt’ [16]. It is a shortened version of the now defunct atwite. This went back to Old English ætwītan, a compound verb formed from the prefix æt , denoting ‘opposition’, and wītan ‘reproach’. It is …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 5twit — was originally, and still is, a verb, meaning ‘taunt’ [16]. It is a shortened version of the now defunct atwite. This went back to Old English ætwītan, a compound verb formed from the prefix æt , denoting ‘opposition’, and wītan ‘reproach’. It is …

    Word origins

  • 6Twit — Twit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twitting}.] [OE. atwiten, AS. [ae]tw[=i]tan to reproach, blame; [ae]t at + w[=i]tan to reproach, blame; originally, to observe, see, hence, to observe what is wrong (cf. the meanings of E.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7twit — [twıt] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from twat] informal a person who you think is stupid or silly …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8twit — [ twıt ] noun count INFORMAL a stupid or silly person …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9twit — Ⅰ. twit [1] ► NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ a silly or foolish person. DERIVATIVES twittish adjective. ORIGIN originally dialect in the sense «tale bearer». Ⅱ. twit [2] …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10twit — index jape, jeer, mock (deride) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11twit — vb *ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, rally Analogous words: reproach, chide, *reprove: reprehend, blame, censure (see CRITICIZE): *scoff, jeer, gibe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12TWiT.tv — The TWiT Netcast Network Owned by Leo Laporte, TWiT LLC Country United States of America Language English Broadcast area Worldwide, via Internet Headquarters 140 Keller Street, Petaluma …

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  • 13twit — twit1 /twit/, v., twitted, twitting, n. v.t. 1. to taunt, tease, ridicule, etc., with reference to anything embarrassing; gibe at. 2. to reproach or upbraid. n. 3. an act of twitting. 4. a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe. [1520 30; aph. var. of… …

    Universalium

  • 14twit — {{11}}twit (n.) foolish, stupid and ineffectual person, 1934, British slang, popular 1950s 60s, crossed over to U.S. with British sitcoms. It probably developed from TWIT (Cf. twit) (v.) in the sense of reproach, but it may be influenced by… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15twit — I [[t]twɪt[/t]] v. twit•ted, twit•ting, n. 1) to taunt or ridicule with reference to anything embarrassing; gibe at 2) to reproach or upbraid 3) an act of twitting 4) a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe • Etymology: 1520–30; aph. var. of obs. atwite …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16twit — 1. n. a nervous or frantic state. □ The twit I was in made me seem sort of silly, I’m afraid. □ My confused state became a serious twit, and I didn’t know what to do. 2. n. a stupid person. (Also a term of address.) □ What a yuppie twit! …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 17Twit — You twit! Not so rude as calling someone an idiot but it amounts to the same thing. Remember Monty Python s Twit of the Year competition? Other versions include nitwit …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 18twit — I n Petty, immature brat. The little twit barfed all over her date at the pizza parlor. 1930s II n Superficial person. She is such a twit who spends most of her time shopping. 1930s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 19twit — UK [twɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms twit : singular twit plural twits informal a stupid or silly person …

    English dictionary

  • 20twit — I. /twɪt / (say twit) verb (t) (twitted, twitting) 1. to taunt, gibe at, or banter by references to anything embarrassing. 2. to reproach or upbraid. –noun 3. the act of twitting. 4. a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe. {aphetic variant of obsolete… …

    Australian-English dictionary