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Twictionary: The Dictionary for Twitter!

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

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Who Coined it?

(Please link to tweet)

Who Defined It
(Link @twiiterName)


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

@brianglanz @brianglanz
Actwivist One who uses a Twitter message to advocate or oppose a political, social, or environmental cause.  Also: Actwivism.


Mitch Burgard



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


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

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

@paradoxadguy @ParadoxAdGuy


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


BackTwound A custom Twitter Background for business or personal use. @BackTwounds @BackTwounds

Investigar com curiosidade os outros twitters.

To investigate with curiosity other Twitters.

@cristianeclebia @cristianeclebia
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
Commutee A tweeting commuter on public transport @commutee @commutee
Cotag Signature of one user in a multi-user-account like ^BS at the end of a tweet @CoTweet_Support @CoTweet


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



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
Daily Twos (n) A tweet by an editor or reader of DailyKos.com, a popular progressive blog, @Shoq @Shoq
Deja-Tweet (n.) The overwhelming feeling that you just saw that same tweet, from that same person, 20 minutes ago.  @errandsultd @errandsultd



To delete a Tweet  @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek
Dweet A tweet made, perhaps regrettably, while under the influence of alcohol @nosscaj


Tending to talk excessively about oneself on Twitter



Fatal attwaction

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


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

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
Flitter Tweeting while in flight. @Indypenelope @Indypenelope
Fly-Bye Signing off of Twitter @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1


The collective group of Twitter users following a given Twitterer.


FollowFriday A tag used on Twitter as a way to tell your followers about other Twitterers that are worth following.  This is done most often on Fridays. Put the #FollowFriday hash in your message to let others know you're sharing knowledgeable people that they should follow.   @Twaitting
FollowLocals A tag used on Twitter as a way to tell your LOCAL followers about other LOCAL Twitterers that are worth following.  This is done most often on Mondays. Put the #FollowLocals hash in your message to let others know you're sharing knowledgeable LOCAL people that they should follow. @ccnetworks @ccnetworks
Followorthy A Twitter user who is worthy of being followed. @muckp @wordspy

(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


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


GetTweet Acquire Twitter modifications and add-ons @AJSPM @AJSPM


\'hehks-'eet\ -when one sends a tweet in Hex code @antiedman @antiedman
hoodlinked inadvertently using a broken link on twitter TheTripleO @TheTripleO
ICYMI In Case You Missed It.  Often used when someone reposts a tweet that they already posted in the past. @libertyrant @Twaitting


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


Intwesting Interesting, as in "intwesting... very intwesting" Facebook response to @matt_perez Bill Gross





 Knowl or nowl

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

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

(adj)  knowledge. Used to describe above average subject comprehension.











METROflock n. a group of those who follow a municipally significant Tweetpresentative. @METROmilwaukee @METROmilwaukee
METROroost n. a subscription or frequently loaded page of municipally significant aggregated METROtweets. @METROmilwaukee @METROmilwaukee
METROtweet n. a tweet by some person(s) or some software service nested within some municipally significant geographic locale. @METROmilwaukee @METROmilwaukee

Miss# or Mr#

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


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.




Somone in love with the sound of their own tweets.

Variation:  Narcitwit


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



A stupid Tweet  @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek


note to self:



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

<@anamariecox is an omnipotwit>

@Shoq @Shoq


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


P.T. Post Tweet = Post Scriptum (P.S.) + Tweet; that which comes after your statement    


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




The punditocracy on Twitter, most often discovered in #journotwits


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



ReBird twat who's transformed into a Twitterbird (twitter maniac)





Regurg-a-Tweet (v.) The act of re-tweeting a tweet that someone originally tweeted about you.  @errandsultd @errandsultd

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

rbucholtz @rbucholtz


Retweet: tweeting content posted by another user


Serentwipity Funny, ironic, or thought-provoking pairing or grouping of tweets in a timeline @weblizard @weblizard
SnoopTwitter To investigate with curiosity other Twitters. @cristianeclebia @cristianeclebia


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




A Twitter spammer


Spweet short for Tweet Spam    
Star Twek A tweet about or involving anything related to Star Trek.  Trekkies who are also tweeple, Star Twek @Twaitting

Stuttering in your tweet.

Repeating a tweet back to back

@Lee_MM @Lee_MM

Switch twitter

Person maintaining multiple Twitter accounts


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


A Twitter n00b.  


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


Twitter + blacklist

after The Twitter Blacklist



A backlog of tweets


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
Twaddict 1: One addicted to Twitter 2: One afflicted with a Twaddiction @NigelFenwick @NigelFenwick

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

2: Seen following new & inoccent Twitterers.

Jeff Cane museumcurator


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




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)


Twam Short for Tweet Spam    


n. drama that develops on twitter; twitter drama hanjeehyun




Twamily Twitter + family: Our Twamily here on Twitter. @bizopps @bizopps



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


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

Pronounced as "twann-ah"

Twitter + Ana= A person with the Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa who chooses not to recover (known as an "Ana" or to be "ProAna") and uses Twitter to network with other "anas".

Plural Form: "Twanas"

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur

Pronouned as "twann-ahs"

See definition for Twana

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twance Somebody in a twitter trance.






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




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





A gangster who tweets on Twitter @christiaanck @christiaanck
Twanker A person, organization, or company who uses bad form on or exhibits bad behavior on Twitter. ("The twanker DM'd me trying to tell me how to grow followers") @jeffreyhayzlett

Pronounced as "twon-ah"

Twitter + Wanna= A person who pretends or wants to have an Eating Disorder such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa, and uses Twitter to participate in "eating disorder- like" behavior.

Plural Form: "Twannas"

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur

Pronounced as "twon-ahs"

See definition for Twanna

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur

Pronounced as "twon-ah-rex-ic"

Twitter + Wannarexic= A person who pretends or wants to have the Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa, and uses Twitter to network with real Anorexics and participate in "eating disorder- like" behavior.

Plural Form: "Twannarexics"
@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur

Pronounced as "twon-ah-rex-ics"

See definition for Twannarexic

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
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  
Twanslator An application that enables you to translate your tweets or other people's tweets into any other language. Twaitter.com is a twanslator. rjb227s  


When somebody throws a tantrum


Twapdoodle (n) See "Twiffle"    
Twarcissism Inordinate fascination with oneself betrayed via Twitter; Tweets betraying excessive self-love. kpoythress @kpoythress
Twarisma Someone who has an aboundance of Swagger and charisma with their 140 characters on twitter @drewwilliams27 @drewwilliams27
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


The Twitter army


Twass A twitter ass/jerk priyankawriting priyankawriting


Person behind spam Twitter acct


Twatch The act of twatching (watching TV while tweeting) @ktchntrvwr @ergagit

See: Twyber Sex.



Twitter chatter


Twottie A hot woman on Twitter Jeff Cane museumcurator


Twitter avatar (user icon)


Twawesome Awesomeness on Twitter (e.g. "That was a twawesome comeback")    


Being awkward on Twitter


Tweam v. To dream about a Twitter contact who you have never met in real life. [Twitter + dream] etnobofin wordspy
Tweaser Someone who refers to something juicy (like a racy photo) in a tweet, but then posts no corresponding link. Fracas Fracas


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




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.




Mashup between Webinar and Twitter


Tweaven Twitter + heaven @soonermagicfan @soonermagicfan


The act of heckling via tweets.




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




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



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!"


Tweed Twitter + feed: A stream of tweets. michaelowenhill wordspy
Tweefic (adj) Something great, super, exceptionally good! rbucholtz @rbucholtz
Tweego (a.) The over-inflated ego that one gets when one has thousands of Twitter followers.  @errandsultd @errandsultd


Twitter + Rehab: Taking a recovery break from Twitter




Twitter geek (Twitter + Geek)


Tweekative Talking or Chatting in Twitter too much @ladymaryann @ladymaryann


Twitter + biotches (slang for bitches)




Weep on twitter


Tweeperbole Exaggeration in Twitter for emphasis or effect, as in Hyberbole - a figure of speech @ladymaryann @ladymaryann
Tweeple People in Twitter   @ladymaryann
Tweepliment A nicety garnered from a good Tweet. @suzicraig @suzicraig


Twitter + peeps (friends)


Tweesome Tweeting at two people at the same time @ehson @ehson


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


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


n: a Twitter user; a person who tweets.


Tweet-N-Switch (n.) Tweeting a URL w/ the promise of valuable or interesting info, only to find it was just a shameless plug. @errandsultd @errandsultd

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

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




Twitter + Sweetheart(s)

possibly MailOurMilitary


Tweeting out

Saying goodbye and logging off Twitter


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
Tweetpresentative n. a type of Tweetregator which represents a constituency of those who wish to tweet in the name of the Tweetpresentative. @METROmilwaukee @METROmilwaukee
Tweetregator n. an aggregator of tweets. @METROmilwaukee @METROmilwaukee


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.




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


TweetTooth Having a heavy propensity and or primal lust to tweet at all times of the day @ehson @ehson


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


Tweetwalking Twittering whilst asleep Jeff Cane museumcurator
Tweezing Incessant marketing via Twitter; the constant commercial pecks, come-ons, and teases that slowly grind down your soul. Similar to spamming, but more coy. @MarkCzerniec @MarkCzerniec


Twitter seizure




someone who is a member of your Twitter community




a group of Twitters who follow one another


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


a Meme on Twitter




a new word, meaning or phrase, specific to Twitter




Twitter + people

Alternate: Tweople


Tweepular A popular person on Twitter @jasontryfon @drewwilliams27
Tweeting Disorder When a Tweep has a disordered pattern of Tweeting. @hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twend a friend, on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/katattak http://www.twitter.com/katattak
Twendy Twitter + trendy.  As in, "All the twendy people are doing it." gmunsey @gmunsey
Twenius A Tweeting Genius (Purveyor of fine tweets) @ehson



Twespasser an encroachment or intrusion of your profile. @VodkaCooler



Twetiquette Using proper Twitter manners, behavior, decorum @christiaanck @christiaanck


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




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


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


the study of Twitter terminology




Anyone who doesn't play nice on Twitter.




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

An openly lesbian user on Twitter.

shoq @Shoq

Short form of Twesbian

<lesb0 is such a funny twesbo>

shoq @Shoq



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


Putting a move on a female Twitterer

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

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twesting means testing    


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.


Twetches A Twitter Sketch or Twitter Sketches. Twitter + Sketches = Twetches. Twetches @Twetches


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


Twetiquette (n) Etiquette for Twitters.

Rachel Quilty




Someone new to Twitter.  A Twitter newbie.




A person who thinks Twitter is dumb




to ask/tell where one is going via Twitter

Alternate: twither



Pronounced as "twee-ah"

Twitter + Mia= A person with the Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa who chooses not to recover (known as a "Mia" or to be "ProMia") and uses Twitter to network with other "mias".

Plural Form: "Twias"

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur

Pronounced as "twee-ahs"

See definition for Twia

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twiatus To take a break, or hiatus, from tweeting. jeffrohrer @jeffrohrer
Twibe (n) A Twitter Tribe. The people on Twitter that you follow or that are following you. rbucholtz @rbucholtz


 \'twih-bih-"ner-rē \ - To Send a Twit in binary code @antiedman @antiedman
TwiBirther Recurring twitter user for the secondtime.





Twicabulary A vocabulary of Twitter terms set forth or defined in a Twictionary,  Twossary, or Twesaurus. Shoq @Shoq

Twick or Tweet


Playful or Pranking Tweet @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek
Twictivism Activism in the form of tweeting about an event and/or a problematic issue   @jansegers


To solve a problem using twitter


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


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




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




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


Twigest (n.) A manually compiled digest consisting of tweets, either from one's own timeline or from other's timelines. @errandsultd @errandsultd
Twiiting (v) The act of Tweeting, (e.g. posting to twitter) on The Nintendo Wii's Internet Channel.

"Man, Twiiting is hard, the Wii is really hard to type with." 
@justjuanpanda @jutjuanpanda

1. (n) A night twitter

2. (n) Twivilian vampire

Rachel Quilty Rachel Quilty


A thriller written via Twitter

Matt Richtel, New York Times blogger


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


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


Twinacular (n) Twinacular A formal or informal common terms and forms of expression in the Twitterverse.
Shoq @Shoq
Twinfomercial The selling of ones own product, disguised as a tweet Jeff Cane @museumcurator
Twingo (n) Twitter lingo. The informal language and speech of Twitter users.
@mattgup @mattgup
Twink To tweet amicably to make others follow the tweeted link. Dietrich Lasa @DietrichLasa
Twins Two sequentail tweets that serendipitously relate to each other (e.g. http://bit.ly/fhSMv) nancyf  


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

tweet at the exact same time.




Conducting or facilitating an interview via Twitter




Introducing two people to each other through twitter


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


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




Using Twitter as a tool for public diplomacy




An reply to tweet

E.Alashi (@splashup)


(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


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



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

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.)



(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

A person who purposefully starves theirself from Twitter and Tweeting. A Twitterexic is the opposite of a Twitterholic.

Plural form: Twitterexics

@venessaliang @hunger4plesur

People who purposefully starve themselves from Twitter and Tweeting.  Twitterexics are the opposite of Twitterholics.


Singular form: Twitterexic

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twitterpated An affliction that Twitterers suffer from when they have a hard time getting words out Pat Eales patticakegirl

The sound an 'Owly' makes on twitter

1. A Twitterer thinking of a long term twortship

Jeff Cane museumcurator

1. Wise tweets or tweets with profound meanings.
2. Proverbs quoted or coined on Twitter

@Kiwi_Satachi @Kiwi_Satachi


"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/)




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





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




Declaring a crush on another twitter user.

See also: Twush




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


Literary works in twitter




Twittered poetry


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


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


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


\'twih-"th-t\  a thought that is twitted in 140 charecters or less on twitter

pa.t- Have twitht, pr.t Twithting \'twih-"th-tiŋ\, f.t will Twitht

@antiedman @antiedman


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




Either a Twitter tutorial or giving a tutorial using Twitter




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


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


A twitter message involving anything related to pirates.




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.



Twitter Squatter

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




Twitterati + rant:  Twitterer famed for going off on rants




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 


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


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


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

@mediaChick @brampitoyo



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


A group of people whom have Twitter accounts




an online term of endearment for your followers

possibly geekycybermom



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
Twitterliterate A savvy Twitter user @CyberV @CyberV
Twittertunity An opportunity (job, work, lecture, interview) someone gets on Twitter  @Justale @Justale
Twittertivity A person who uses productivity tools on Twitter @Justale @Justale


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




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

possibly davidcosand



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




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





Twitternoia The feeling that some one nearby is twittering about you. @royatl @royatl
Twitterphobe A person who is afraid of Twitter. @paradoxadguy @paradoxadguy
Twitterphobic Disliking or fearing Twitter to an unreasonable degree. @paradoxadguy @shoq


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

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



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.




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

unfortunately, davidcosand



A conversation conducted on Twitter




One of the many reasons given for Twitter not operating correctly




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


Twittersphere Another variation on Twitterverse.
See Twitterverse

Earliest recorded:


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


To "watch" an event or show via tweets when not able to view on television @cmandd @cmandd


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


also: Twitterworld, Twittertopia, Twitterviille, Twitteropolis, Twittersphere


Twittervore (n) A Twitter user within the context that they consume information on Twitter. A Twittervore's perferred mode of communication and gathering news is Twitter. @mattgup @mattgup
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


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




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



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
Twit Twat A Twitter user that is also a Twat (As a derogatory insult, a pejorative meaning a fool, synonymous with the word twit - 'You are a real twat and a half' (often used in the UK)), usually meaning someone who is a jester, joker, jokester, fool, wit-cracker, prankster or buffoon.  A Twitter user that uses the medium to make a mockery of things or to entertain others. @MrMarkBishop @MrMarkBishop


Means witty


Twitvomit The act of mass Tweeting in a short period of time. Much like word vomit. @Kiwi_Satachi @Kiwi_Satachi
Twitwhore A Twitter member of loose morals.    

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

<BobSkankWeasel is a complete dimwit>

First use using this definition





Twitter Trivia @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek

1. (n) Someone who does not twitter

2. (n) Someone who has not joined twitter

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty
Twiz A Twitter-based quiz    


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


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


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


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


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




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


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


Self-referential, self-aggrandising, masturbatory Tweeting



To pose a question.


Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator


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


TwoolTweep A peep you find to be cool; This person is a TwoolTweep because they RT or adds a reply to one of your tweets. @1prdpgn @1prdpgn


Toon on Twitter




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.



Used with a hashtag (#) on Twitter to tag Twitter orgies. Tworgy is a group of four or more Tweeple sharing cyber sexual public Tweets, i.e., engaging in group cyber sex via Twitter. Tworgy posts are properly tagged #tworgy. Often associated with #swingers.


(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
Tword Short form of Twitterword. See Twitterword Shoq @Shoq
Tworking The act of twittering while working @rodsdoll97 @rodsdoll97


Failure of one or another of Twitter's features.


Twosseyed Twittering to late at night... Jeff Cane @museumcurator

A Senator on Twitter

Alt:  Twenator

@anamariecox @anamariecox
Twuddy a buddy on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/katattak http://www.twitter.com/katattak
Twug a hug on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/katattak http://www.twitter.com/katattak

1. Snarky, punny or quippy humor expressed as a Tweet on Twitter.


2. (n) a rumor circulating on social networking sites such as Twitter. It is similar to a tumor in that it continues to grow until it is addressed and proven or disproven.









Twumorist A recognized tweep who tweets Twumor that is often retweeted. <@weelaura is a Twumorist> Shoq @Shoq


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

see www.twunch.be




Twitter long enough without a break and you get the Twitter munchies @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek


Either drunken tweeting or drunk on tweeting


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

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

Retuning back to Twitter after being away for a while.

Jeff Cane museumcurator


(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.




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


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


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




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


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
twecoffe You needs a coffe @silvaetibr @silvaetibr


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)  


FFS For F**k's Sake. To let someone know how fed up you are. "FFS, don't use Twitter when you are a bot."  
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  
GAC Get a clue @allstarchiro
GAFC Get a fucking clue @allstarchiro
IMO In My Opinion.  
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.  
LOL Usually known to people as Laugh Out Loud. "LOL, you don't know the meaning of LOL?"  
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
WGACA What goes around comes around @allstarchiro
twecoffe When somebody needs a coffe and write about it @silvaetibr


* 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?


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