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Twictionary: The Dictionary for Twitter!

A repository for the meanings and manglings of words and language on Twitter

Anyone May Contribute  an entry, or suggest with Quick Submit

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Term

Definition

Who Coined it?

(Please link to tweet)

Who Defined It
(Link @twiiterName)

140ism

A miscommunication in 140 characters or fewer. Often when 140 characters were not enough.

@brianglanz @brianglanz

Attwaction

A crush (intellectual or physical) on a fellow twitterer.

@Twaitting

@Twaitting
Attwacker Someone that verbally assaults someone on Twitter.  A.K.A., a Twamer (one who flames someone) @paradoxadguy @ParadoxAdGuy
Atwention

A condition of readiness or availability through direct communication on Twitter.

@paradoxadguy @ParadoxAdGuy

Bacontwits

A twitter message involving everyone's favorite cut of meat...bacon.

BaconTwits

 
BackTwound A custom Twitter Background for business or personal use. @BackTwounds @BackTwounds
Celebritweet A celebrity who uses Twitter. @calliekimball @wordspy
Chirpes A Canarial Disease for which there is no known Tweetment TeresitaMercado  
Chirpologist A subspecialty of Featherology dealing specifically with the diagnosis, care and tweetment of Chirpes @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Chirpology The study of Chirpes @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1

Cybertweet

Twitter-based mutual masturbation with someone you wouldn't speak to in real life.

Shoq

@Shoq
Cybertwernity

1: A Tweet that stays on the web - for eternity

2: A spaced out tweet...

3: Where a Twitterer will spend his/her days...

4: The time it takes to get a reply on Twitter from some Twits!

Jeff Cane
museumcurator
Daily Twos (n) A tweet by an editor or reader of DailyKos.com, a popular progressive blog, @Shoq @Shoq
Dweet A tweet made, perhaps regrettably, while under the influence of alcohol @nosscaj
@nosscaj

Egotwistical

Tending to talk excessively about oneself on Twitter

4braham

 

Fatal attwaction

The condition afflicting a person who is stalking other twitter users.

MrsWrite,

@Twaitting
ExactoTweet A tweet that is exactly 140 characters. Dr. Z @zeitz
Featherette An underage Twitterer @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Featherlicious

a) A delicious Tweet

b) used in its musical form as sung to the tune of "Fergalicious" such as "She's Featherlicious"

@mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Featherologist A physician specializing in the diagnosis, care and tweetment of Twitter related diseases @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Featherology The study of Twitter related diseases such as Nest Ass and Chirpes @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Featheropolis Urban Twitter city @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Fly-Bye Signing off of Twitter @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1

Followership

The collective group of Twitter users following a given Twitterer.

Example.

 
Followorthy A Twitter user who is worthy of being followed. @muckp @wordspy
Followspam

(n) The practice of following another twitter account, usually to prompt a reciprocol follow in order to boost follow count, or to encourage the followee to explore the profile fo the follower, whereupon they inevitably see some form of advertising or come-on.

shoq @Shoq

Friendscraping

The act of friending all of a friend's friends, either manually or via a bot. Example: "Dude, I found her by friendsccraping."

Szetela

 
GetTweet Acquire Twitter modifications and add-ons @AJSPM @AJSPM
ICYMI In Case You Missed It.  Often used when someone reposts a tweet that they already posted in the past. @libertyrant @Twaitting

Illtwitterate

The uninitiated. Those who "don't get it".

megan_mcdonald

 
#justsayin

(v) The act of making a statement, without context, as a disclaimer.

Ex: "Twitter hashtags are getting out of control. #justsayin."

@LGoulding @LGoulding

Miss# or Mr#

A way of referring to kids. "Miss3 = 3-year-old daughter"

sirexkathryn

 
MRT Modified ReTweet: Use when you have to edit the original tweet for grammer, spelling, or space for your comments @kqrpnb @kqrpnb

Naked twits

A twitterer's unprotected updates.

Fracas

 

Narcissitwit

Somone in love with the sound of their own tweets.

Variation:  Narcitwit

Shoq

@Shoq
Nestmakkah The Twitter version of Hannukkah @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Nestmas The Twitter version of Christmas @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Nest Ass The shape of your butt from sitting at the computer Twittering all day @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Nesticillin The only known cure for Chirpes @mmlinke @mmlinke1
Nestography The topography of your Nest Ass @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Nestologist A subspecialty of the Featherlogy profession dealing specifically with the diagnosis, care and treatment of Nest Ass @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1

NTS

note to self:

 

 
Omnipotwit

(n) An all knowing, all powerful deity on Twitter.

<@anamariecox is an omnipotwit>

@Shoq @Shoq

Pleshette-ed

Pecked to death (as by Suzanne Pleshette in "The Birds") by replies on Twitter

hodgman

 

Puntwit

Someone offering opinion or criticism in an authoritative manner on Twitter. May or may not enjoy such status outside of Twitter.

Shoq

@Shoq

Puntwitocracy

The punditocracy on Twitter, most often discovered in #journotwits

Shoq

@Shoq
Raymond Creamcuffing Recognising a Twitter in public without them recognising you and touching them @spellblind_twat

@spellblind_twat

 

Ritwal

(n) A pattern or system of set procedures, observances, actions and behaviors of a specific group or Twibe

rbucholtz @rbucholtz

RT

Retweet: tweeting content posted by another user

 

 
Serentwipity Funny, ironic, or thought-provoking pairing or grouping of tweets in a timeline @weblizard @weblizard

Speedtweet

A grouping/list of favorite or most contacted users ("I've got you on speedtweet")

wenstrand

 

Spitter

A Twitter spammer

 

 
spweet short for Tweet Spam    

Switch twitter

Person maintaining multiple Twitter accounts

toddmintz

 
Ttwweet, tttwwweet A tweet about tweets; a tweet about tweets about tweets, respectively. Perform s/tw/ttww/ for each additional level of meta. @laciermaths @laciermaths

Tw00b

A Twitter n00b.  

@anexemines

 
Twacker A computer programming who is hacking Twitter. @paradoxadguy @paradoxadguy

Twacklist

Twitter + blacklist

after The Twitter Blacklist

 

Twacklog

A backlog of tweets

ahockley

 
Twaddle 1: The rubbish Tweets that no one wants to read. 2: A Twitterer with a bad walk, akin to a duck Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twafficking

1: Offering/dealing in illegal Tweets always via DM.

2: Seen following new & inoccent Twitterers.

Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twait

A twitter message that is scheduled to be sent in the future. ("Wait to twitter = twait")

rjb227s

 

Twaitter

A person who holds onto timely tweets and 'waits' to send the message until a later time. (you can use this application to send your 'twait' messages (Twaitter.com)

rjb227s

 
Twam Short for Tweet Spam    
Twama n. drama that develops on twitter; twitter drama hanjeehyun

@briners

@hanjeehyun

@jessneil

Twammer

 

Twitter + spammer: someone that follows many people and post updates with links to web sites akin to those found in spam e-mails.

martinbowling

 
Twamous (a) Widely known, or honored for achievement on Twitter.  <The_Real_Shaq is Twamous> Shoq @Shoq

Twandle

Twitter + handle: A Twitter username ("Hey man, what's your twandle?")

kopper

 

Twang

A tweet from someone in the South. ("Right nice twang y'all posted there, @billybob.")

 

 
Twansformer An application that modifies your tweet before you send it. Ex) spell check, shortening URLs, or conversion to text-speak so it fits under 140 characters.  Twaitter.com is a twansformer. rjb227s  

Twantwam

When somebody throws a tantrum

KCarruthers

 
Twapdoodle (n) See "Twiffle"    
Twarcissism Inordinate fascination with oneself betrayed via Twitter; Tweets betraying excessive self-love. kpoythress @kpoythress
Twarma (n) The bad Karma you get when you don't retweet or promote other Tweeps so they get followers. <@davidGregory has bad Twarma> @shoq @Shoq

Twarmy

The Twitter army

docnormal

 

Twat

Person behind spam Twitter acct

verso

 
Twasturbation

See: Twyber Sex.

   

Twatter

Twitter chatter

kerribeauchesne

 
Twottie A hot woman on Twitter Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twavatar

Twitter avatar (user icon)

xolotl?

 

Twawkward

Being awkward on Twitter

ahockley

 
Tweam v. To dream about a Twitter contact who you have never met in real life. [Twitter + dream] etnobofin wordspy

Tweaten

What happens to a tweet when Twitter (or a client app) eats it

sarahgilbert

 

Tweature

twitter + creature. Any user or account on Twitter that is not identifiable by content as being from a human. As apposed to tweeple, a tweature is the class under which all other unclassifiables belong, including spammers, link listers, people with a small following who use twitter like a chat client exclusively for inside jokes, and any other use or service that is unreal or is impersonal.

 

 

Twebinar

Mashup between Webinar and Twitter

 

 
Tweaven Twitter + heaven @soonermagicfan @soonermagicfan

Tweckling

The act of heckling via tweets.

Szetela

 

Twedia

Media on Twitter (e.g. @nytimes, @bbcnews, etc.)

 

 

Tweeciprocity

The exchange of a follow for a follow by a twitterer. Example: “I unfollow Tweeps who don’t follow me back. I expect tweeciprocity.” (Twitter + Reciprocity

Noetical

@Notetical

Tweeciprocity ratio

Ratio of followers to those followed. Example: "My tweeciprocity has gotten better since I unfollowed all those freeloading twitchers who weren't following me anymore!"

Noetical 

@Notetical 
Tweed Twitter + feed: A stream of tweets. michaelowenhill wordspy
Tweefic (adj) Something great, super, exceptionally good! rbucholtz @rbucholtz

Tweehab

Twitter + Rehab: Taking a recovery break from Twitter

lmull

 

Tweek

Twitter geek (Twitter + Geek)

 

 

Tweeotches

Twitter + biotches (slang for bitches)

monkchips

 

Tweep

Weep on twitter

shijualex

 

Tweeps

Twitter + peeps (friends)

@scottk75

 

Tweet

n: single message seen on Twitter, v: act of posting to Twitter

?

 
Tweetback n: a backlink tweet for a blog article   @jansegers
Tweets

1: As in: 'A woman is only as good as her Tweets'

2: Several sweet messages sent on Twitter

3. "That lady has great tweets, must follow"

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Tweetsperity

Someone who is successful, flourishing, or thriving on Twitter. <Dan Hollings still can't belive his own tweetsperity on Twitter>

@paradoxadguy ParadoxAdGuy
Tweetivity Referencing  the span of time in which someone is actively tweeting or not tweeting or the frequency of tweeting or not tweeting. Also referencing the attention span of someone on Twitter. ParadoxAdGuy @paradoxadguy

Tweet Vine

Means the grape vine

 

 

Tweetheart(s)

Twitter + Sweetheart(s)

possibly MailOurMilitary

 

Tweeting out

Saying goodbye and logging off Twitter

Clevecarole

 
Tweetjacking Hijacking someone's tweet by switching their link for your own and retweeting
it, piggybacking on their authority to drive traffic to your own target page.
 
nowsourcing & fantomaster @nowsourcing & @fantomaster

Tweetsorship

1) Tweetsorship  Curious disappearance of tweets presumed to been archived on the web for future generations to learn from or smirk at.

 

2) the removal of a Twitter tweet by some refeeding channel, often one's place of employment, or a political opponent.

Shoq

@Shoq

Tweetspeak

"an effect of compulsive posting of tweets, causes excessive compression of thoughts to fit 140 characters"

aldaspook

 

Tweetup

Twitter + meetup: a gathering of folks based on a twitter conversation (often impromptu)

?

 

Tweezure

Twitter seizure

verso

 

Tweighbor

someone who is a member of your Twitter community

Noetical

 

Tweighborhood

a group of Twitters who follow one another

Noetical

 
Twellus Tell us or give us your opinion about Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Tweme

a Meme on Twitter

 

 

Tweologism

a new word, meaning or phrase, specific to Twitter

ok2baprincess

 

Tweeple

Twitter + people

Alternate: Tweople

?

 
Twendy Twitter + trendy.  As in, "All the twendy people are doing it." gmunsey @gmunsey

Twequilibrium

When your number of followers exactly matches the number of people you follow

DavidFeng

 

Twerd

A twitter nerd, e.g. one who contributes to a twitter dictionary.

 

 
Tworkortunity About work: a job opportunity Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Twerminology

the study of Twitter terminology

xolotl

 

Twerp

Anyone who doesn't play nice on Twitter.

 

 

Twerrorism

Used instead of terrorism when Twitter is under a hack attack, example: Fight twerrorism, change password

 

 
Twesaurus (n) A list of synonyms for terms found in the Twictionary.  There is no known instance of a Twesaurus (yet). Telexbill & Shoq @Shoq
Twesbian

An openly lesbian user on Twitter.

shoq @Shoq
Twesbo

Short form of Twesbian

<lesb0 is such a funny twesbo>

shoq @Shoq

Twescapade

A tweetup of massive proportions, often involving a road trip, eg, "Boise and Portland twitterati are meeting in Bend for a giant twescapade."

OH from wyattwerner

 

Twesting

means testing

 

 
Twesh

Putting a move on a female Twitterer

1. As in "I'm not getting Twesh with you"

Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twestival

A coordinated event, entirely run by volunteers in cities around the world, and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support a charity.

 

 

Twetin

(n) A twitter user of subnormal intelligence. Derivation: Twitter + cretin. (Also see twurzel)

 

 
Twetiquette (n) Etiquette for Twitters.

Rachel Quilty

RachelQuilty

TwitterEtiquette

Twewbie

Someone new to Twitter.  A Twitter newbie.

 

 

Twhater

A person who thinks Twitter is dumb

rstevens

 

Twhither

to ask/tell where one is going via Twitter

Alternate: twither

xolotl

 
Twibe (n) A Twitter Tribe. The people on Twitter that you follow or that are following you. rbucholtz @rbucholtz
Twicabulary A vocabulary of Twitter terms set forth or defined in a Twictionary,  Twossary, or Twesaurus. Shoq @Shoq
Twictivism Activism in the form of tweeting about an event and/or a problematic issue   @jansegers

Twictory

To solve a problem using twitter

wyattwerner

 
Twiczophrenic \'twɪtsəˈfrinik\ (a) when a Tweet appears to be the result of a thought disorder because of attempted compression of complex ideas into 140 characters esp. by removing articles and pronouns. contr. Twidiot Neurokafka Neurokafka
Twidiot Someone who cannot string together a grammatically correct simple sentence in 140 characters @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1

Twiend

Twitter + friend: you follow them and they follow you.

kathrynjones

 

Twiffle

(n) Trivial nonsense posted on Twitter, usually in response to the question "What are you doing?"

Shoq

@Shoq

Twifling

(a) Describes tweets that disrespect oneself or others or reveal one's innate ghetto-ness

therealjspace

therealjspace
Twilighter

1. (n) A night twitter

2. (n) Twivilian vampire

Rachel Quilty Rachel Quilty

Twiller

A thriller written via Twitter

Matt Richtel, New York Times blogger

 
Twimp

1) (b) Twit + Wimp; An ineffectual, timid, or insecure person on twitter.

2) (n) Twit + Pimp;  Someone representing or promoting a person or idea. <shoq is @weelaura's Twimp>

Shoq @Shoq

Twincidence

A coincidence on Twitter, as when two unrelated tweeters tweet about the same subject.

xolotl

 
Twinacular (n) Twinacular A formal or informal common terms and forms of expression in the Twitterverse.
 
Shoq @Shoq
Twins Two sequentail tweets that serendipitously relate to each other (e.g. http://bit.ly/fhSMv) nancyf  

Twinsight

A new insight realized via Twitter. Also: an incident in which two people post the exact same

tweet at the exact same time.

selenamarie

 

Twinterview

Conducting or facilitating an interview via Twitter

@sookiebontemps 

@sookiebontemps

Twintro

Introducing two people to each other through twitter

lpetrides

 
Twints Job interview hints, tips or techniques Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Twip

A tip about using twitter (Or a tip given on twitter)

@shijualex

 

Twiplomacy

Using Twitter as a tool for public diplomacy

joelwhitaker

 

Twiply

An reply to tweet

E.Alashi (@splashup)

 
Twique

(n) Twitter + Clique :  A narrow circle of tweeps associated by common interests or purpose.

<Some of these tweeps only reply to their Twique>

Shoq @Shoq

Twirt

verb: the act of flirting publicly via twitter. also, noun: a person in the act of twirting.

nicopolitan

 
Twit

English:A foolish Twitterer.

2: A silly annoying person In the same class as a Twat.

3: Half the sound an owl makes  Twit-Terwoo.

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twitery

When twitter application has problems, is broken. 
(It could have an alternate meaning: a person who thinks twitter is dumb or doesn't get twitter's usefulness and disparages those who use twitter could be called a twater (twitter hater), but they could also have twitter issues, or twissues.)

wendemm

 
Twitiquette

(n) Twitter etiquette for Twidiot/s.

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Twitter Etiquette
Twitterazzi Twitterers who endlessly follow/stalk celebrities in the hopeless quest that they will get an inbox sighting & be noticed - Fat Chance! Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twitterpated An affliction that Twitterers suffer from when they have a hard time getting words out Pat Eales patticakegirl
Twit-Terwoo

The sound an 'Owly' makes on twitter

1. A Twitterer thinking of a long term twortship

Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twistory

"Twitter history", used in two ways:

(1) The history of a Twitterer's tweets and replies (e.g. "I'm catching up on my twistory")

(2) Important events or milestones that have occurred in the Twitterverse (e.g., "I made twistory today by gaining 10,000 followers").

Also a website that allows a Twitterer's twitter history to be added to calendar applications (http://twistory.net/)

Unknown

 

Twitaddict

One who is 100% Twitter Addicted... usually fiends when hasn't used Twitter for more than 1 hr.  see: http://TwitAddict.com

@anexemines

@twitaddict

 

Twitcher

One who follows you just to get a follow back, only to dump you a day later when you don't reciprocate

 

 

Twitcrush

Declaring a crush on another twitter user.

See also: Twush

 

 

Twitebate

A debate, usually political, between two or more parties on Twitter. Usually results in severe follower loss.

 

 
Twiterate (v) To revise a tweet over and over so it fits within Twitter's 140-character limit. @CRA1G @CRA1G

Twiterature

Literary works in twitter

@chrisloft

 

Twitery

Twittered poetry

@chrisloft

 
TwitFic Twitter tweets made by a fictional persona. @KitchenBitch @KitchenBitch

Twitfluencer

A Twitter user - you follow - that influences you most (often someone with a massive amount of followers)

4braham

 
Twitgasm info shared via Twitter that's so good, well you know... @mizrik @mizrik

Twitjacking

posting from someones acount or having your account posted from, especially if insulting

&nsp;

 

Twitorial

Either a Twitter tutorial or giving a tutorial using Twitter

@mavergames

 

Twitoris

(n)  A sexual organ in female Twitter users that exists soley to induce pleasure.  Service log-in is  not required.

Shoq

@Shoq
Twitscape (n) A shorter, easier to text form of reference to the Twitterverse (see: Twitterverse) Jon Stewart via pollyprissypant @Shoq
Twitsultant A professional consultant, specializing in all things Twitter Shoq @Shoq

Twittarr

A twitter message involving anything related to pirates.

rjb227s

 

Twitter

1 (n) A service that enables millions of people with nothing to say to say it to millions of people 
 

2 (n)  A Pet Rock you don't have to walk.

Shoq

@Shoq

Twitter Squatter

A person holding on to a twitter username in hope of some personal gain.
"i'm in ur twitr waitin 4 u"

 

 

Twitteranti

Twitterati + rant:  Twitterer famed for going off on rants

@lozzy

 

Twitterati

Twitter + literati (Origin is literati; the literary intelligentsia or educated class).

possibly Susan Tenby

 
Twitteration as in - 6 degrees of Twitteration - defining the ability to reach anyone on Twitter via anyone elses followers - within 6 moves. The perfect definition of Twitter. Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twitterbation The act of tweeting oneself when trying to reply to someone else. "I Tweeted myself, and I liked it!" @scottk75 @scottk75 

Twittercane

Twitter + hurricane: an overwhelming, swirling vortex of tweets which often leaves those it passes feeling drenched and disheveled.

davidcosand

 
Twittercide To commit twittercide is to decide to close (or kill) your Twitter account. @Justale @Justale

Twitterdipity

Happening to see or send a tweet that helps you or another tweeter via links, info, connecting, etc. (serendipity)

@mediaChick @brampitoyo

 
Twitterectomy

noun

cutting twitter out of one's life for a period of time because twitter is taking up too much of their time.

Parker Ehret @parkerehret

Twitterers

A group of people whom have Twitter accounts

 

 

Twitterfam

an online term of endearment for your followers

possibly geekycybermom

 

Twitterholic

A person who is addicted to using Twitter.  Also a website showing top twitter user rankings and stats (twitterholic.com)

 

 
Twitterhumpinng Excessively flirtatious tweets between two people to the point of cybertweet.  (See: cybertweet) anonymous anonymous
Twitterkend A person who spends the weekend using Twitter @Justale @Justale
Twittertunity An opportunity (job, work, lecture, interview) someone gets on Twitter  @Justale @Justale
Twittertivity A person who uses productivity tools on Twitter @Justale @Justale

Twitterization

Twitter's influence on other social media Web sites (such as FB, for example) or any other aspect of society

 

 

Twitterluia

Twitter + halleluia: an expression used when something verging on the miraculous has taken place and Twitter was there to see it happen.

possibly davidcosand

 

Twittermentia

Being unable to remember prior to the last thing posted on Twitter

selenamarie

 

Twitterminolgy

Twitter + terminology. Specific vocabulary most commonly encountered on Twitter. See also twitterspeak

 

 
Twitterphobe A person who is afraid of Twitter. @paradoxadguy @paradoxadguy
Twitterphobic Disliking or fearing Twitter to an unreasonable degree. @paradoxadguy @shoq

Twitterpreneur

An entrepreneur on Twitter, or someone creating a Twitter-based startup.

SmallBizBee (darn, & I thought I was coining it. :( @ggroovin)

 

Twitterpuff

AKA twitpuff - A person who uses Twitter to grandstand or pat themselves on the back for their accomplishments; as in puffing themselves up. (ex. "Just finished biking 65 miles, off to swim 100 laps in the pool - it's hard work shaping the perfect body.") See also egotwistical.

@tsauce

 

Twitterrhea

A high volume, unpleasant and - occasionally - messy blast of tweets. Can sometimes be contagious.

unfortunately, davidcosand

 

Twittersation

A conversation conducted on Twitter

Narses

 

Twitterscuse

One of the many reasons given for Twitter not operating correctly

nwjerseyliz

 

Twitterspeak

Using language found only in Tweets, words not typically used in normal conversation

sharong

 
Twittersphere Another variation on Twitterverse.
See Twitterverse

Earliest recorded:

JustinSMV

@Shoq
Twittertainer (n) One who creates and/or produces twittertainment adbroad adbroad
Twittertainment (n) Entertainment created to be "aired" on Twitter adbroad adbroad

Twitterverse

(n) The body of Twitter users or community, similar to "blogosphere"

 

also: Twitterworld, Twittertopia, Twitterviille, Twitteropolis, Twittersphere

?

 
Twitterword A specific entry in the formal Twitter vocabulary (Twicabulary), or any derived vernacular (Twinacular). Usually added to Twictionary. Preferred form: Tword Shoq @Shoq
TwitterWorld The planet of Twitter located in the Feather galaxy of the Twitter Universe (see: Twitterverse) mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Twitteropoly The Twitter version of Monopoly mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Twitfaced A Twitterer whos tweets one thing - and means another! Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twittilation

The enjoyment one gets from viewing certain twitpics or reading secret tweets.

Fracas

 

Twitiquette

Twitter + Etiquette: The relatively unwritten rules of conduct while on Twitter

 

 
Twittle

1: small amount of followers on Twitter

2: to carve up a fellow Twit as if a piece of wood.

ex: "what a lovely twittle society we have on Twitter"

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twittour One's personal journey through Twitter  TerrySagedy @TheMarketSage

Twitty

Means witty

 

 
Twitwit

(n) Twitter + dimwit. A moronic, insipid, or aggressively stupid person on Twitter.

<BobSkankWeasel is a complete dimwit>

First use using this definition

Freakflagflyer

@Shoq
Trivilian

1. (n) Someone who does not twitter

2. (n) Someone who has not joined twitter

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Twoff

Not on twitter for a long time period ("I've been twoff today")

plitwin

 
Twoll To tweet with the intention of baiting someone into a reaction, or a person who does such a thing. From "troll". They see me twollin', they hatin'; patwollin' and twyna something something.   laciermaths

Twollector

Twitter + collector: someone that follows as many others as they can, seemingly valuing the total number collected.

strandloper

 
Twollow (n) The act of following someone on Twitter @shoq @Shoq

Twollower

Twitter + follower: someone that follows you.  If you followed them too they would be twiends.

dkr

 

Twollywop

(v) To deliver a beatdown verbally or physically if a follower gets out of line

PrincessMahree

PrincessMahree 
Twomance Twitter + Romance: state of buddy love on twitter. Noticeable when two tweeple just cant do without @replying each other all day long. @xolubi  
Twomb Twitter + Bomb: link bombing with Twitter. Set with customized links from Tiny URL, bit.ly, and similar services. Example: http://bit.ly/twomb @brianglanz @brianglanz

Twonanism

Self-referential, self-aggrandising, masturbatory Tweeting

Phil_Adams

 
Twondering

To pose a question.

 

Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Twonference

A conference on Twitter (or a Conference of Twitters ?)

@shijualex

 

Twoon

Toon on Twitter

@shijualex

 

Twoosh

A 140-character tweet, named because of the "whoosh" sound which plays in some clients when a 140-character tweet is received.  I believe that Twitteriffic was the first client to play the sound.

 

 
Tworn-again

(v) Having been profoundly-changed by Twitter, such that you ask @god to have pity on atwits & agnostwits

@geaux_girl @geaux_girl
Twotacism The tendency to spawn Twitter vocabulary through speech impediment. (see "rhotacism") @laciermaths @laciermaths
Twouchebag Twit + Douchebag.  A celebrity or highly-followed Twitter user who rarely follows anyone not equally famous. @lucaswagner
@Shoq
Tword Short form of Twitterword. See Twitterword Shoq @Shoq
Tworking The act of twittering while working @rodsdoll97 @rodsdoll97

Twoutage

Failure of one or another of Twitter's features.

 

 
Twsenator

A Senator on Twitter

Alt:  Twenator

@anamariecox @anamariecox
Twumor Snarky, punny or quippy humor expressed as a Tweet on Twitter. Shoq @Shoq
Twumorist A recognized tweep who tweets Twumor that is often retweeted. <@weelaura is a Twumorist> Shoq @Shoq

Twunch

Lunch - twitter style: loosly organised open invitation lunch meeting among twitter friends

see www.twunch.be

 

Twunken

Either drunken tweeting or drunk on tweeting

@mavergames

 
Twuples Twitter + Scruples: as in "you can't just follow everybody, gotta have some Twuples, y'know". Also used as adjective, i.e. "Twupled", or "Twupulous". michael evangelista / kelly rao @gowestweb / @webeze
Twupset

1: Sad as a result of no tweets.

2: Sad as a result of Browser failure.

3: Sad as a result of a Block.

4:'Cos dog bit leg, as in "stop twittering it's dinner time!"

5: Any interuption to the act of Twittering

 

 

Jeff cane @museumcurator
Twurfaced

Retuning back to Twitter after being away for a while.

Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twurzel

(n) A Twitter user, usually a newbie (see also tw00b, twewbie), unfamiliar with and confused by twitterminology used by twerds. Derivation: Twitter + 'The Wurzels'. [NB 'The Wurzels' are a British Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset, a county whose residents are stereotypically thought of as being persons of subnormal intelligence]. See also twetin.

 

 

Twush

An intense and usually passing romantic infatuation on a twitter user (tweep).

hattalldude


@Shoq
Twussy (n) Twit + Pussy,  A feckless pussy on Twitter, often politicians trying to fool people into thinking they have ideas. <that @ericcantor is such a Twussy> shoq @Shoq
Twutz (n)  Twit + putz.  A twitter user (tweep) who is seen by some, or all, as an insufferable putz. shoq @Shoq
Twuv (n) Twitter love for another Tweep, Tweet, celebrity, thought, idea, remark or class of people. <@craig_crawford twuvs anyone that twollows him> shoq @Shoq

Twypo

A typo on Twitter ("If you exercise regularly and died, you can lose a lot of weight.")

 

 

Whoot

Whoot is the Twitter Genie, tweet the command @whoot me when following @whoot to receive a prediction of your future follower count.

@kmesiab

 
Wing Eye A condition of uncontrollable wobbling of the eyeballs as a result of speedreading tweets @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Winggers Twitter Fingers @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
   

Wingurbia Suburban Twitter town located outside of Featheropolis @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
       

 

Other Terms (not from Twitter but often seen):

Term Definition Source
<3 text version of a heart; expressing love or happiness. Also sometimes "Less Than Three"  
DIAF short for Die In A Fire (presumably because there is an extra toasty spot reserved for them where they're going)  
FB FaceBook.  
FML F**k My Life. An expression of exasperation. "Company just blocked Twitter on work computers. FML." @kpoythress
FriendFeed One of the alternatives to Twitter that's gained traction as twoutages have increased friendfeed.com
FTW For The Win, enthusiasm or recommendation  
FTL For The Loss, complaint or disapproval  
IMHO In My Honest Opinion. IMHO usually indicates that ‘This is an op-ed tweet, not a factual assertion.’ UPDATE: It can be argued that “Humble” is the more common meaning, but both are valid for IMHO. At least, IMHO, anyways.  
J/K Just kidding. Often added at the end of a snarky tweet.  
LMK Let Me Know  
Mashup A mixup of services from two or more websites presented on a alternate website.  
meatup A gathering (meetup) to eat steak @ahockley
NFW "No F**king Way @shoq
NSFW Not Safe For Work, usually a warning about an adult oriented link that is in a Tweet.  
OH: Overheard.  
PLN Seen in educational Tweets, Means Professional Learning Network or Personal Learning Network  
twingup An offline gathering to eat buffalo wings, said gathering being planned on Twitter @ahockley
webinar A lecture, seminar, presentation or workshop that takes place on a web site.  
#word Used to "tag" a tweet for tracking topics or events. Follow @hashtags to make sure your tags get aggregated. hashtags
@name Addresses a tweet to a specific user or mentions them  
twitch An intense need to Tweet cobra

 

* Edit note: To add a line to the table, right click the row and choose row, then insert row (before or after depending).

Let's try to keep it as alphabetical as possible, shall we?

 

Questions?  Ping @ahockley (founder) or @verso  or  @Shoq (refactoring and admin)

 


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