Twictionary: The Dictionary for Twitter
A repository for the meanings and manglings of words and language on Twitter
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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.
@northfork13 Aisle-Talk A collection of twitter lists, showing the tweets of regional wedding vendors. @irishaisle @irishaisle Astrotweet A political message posted to Twitter (or other social network), which is written by skilled writers working for political organizations, and meant to appear as if it was generated as spontaneous political expression by ordinary citizens. Urban Dictionary @Shoq @Shoq
A crush (intellectual or physical) on a fellow twitterer.
@Twaitter 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.
A twitter user who falsely sees self as superior and shows it with action or inaction. You know the type. Combines twitter, twisted and aristocrat.
A twitter message involving everyone’s favorite cut of meat…bacon.
@Twaitter BackTwound A custom Twitter Background for business or personal use. @BackTwounds @BackTwounds BisbilhoTwittar
Investigar com curiosidade os outros twitters.
To investigate with curiosity other Twitters.
@cristianeclebia @cristianeclebia Bulltwitter A twitter user who’s not truthful when tweeting @haubrowncow @haubrowncow Celebritweet A celebrity who uses Twitter. @calliekimball @wordspy Celebtwit A celebrity who uses Twitter @IsabelleAnd Chirpes A Canarial Disease for which there is no known Tweetment TeresitaMercado 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 museumcurator
(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 @nosscaj
Tending to talk excessively about oneself on Twitter
To join a conversation that you are not previously part of
The condition afflicting a person who is stalking other twitter users.
@Twaitter 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 Flitter Tweeting while in flight. @Indypenelope @Indypenelope Fly-Bye Signing off of Twitter @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1 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. @Twaitter 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 FollowOtimzarSites A Twitter user who is Otimização de Sites. @otimizarsites otimizarsites 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.
The act of friending all of a friend’s friends, either manually or via a bot. Example: “Dude, I found her by friendsccraping.”
Gremln A person who uses social media for their business to create relationships with customers and share information about their products or services. @Twaitter Hatriot An overly zealous, and underly intelligent American conservative, often proud to proclaim their love for the Second Amendment. You know the rest. @Shoq @Shoq GetTweet Acquire Twitter modifications and add-ons @AJSPM @AJSPM
\’hehks-‘eet\ -when one sends a tweet in Hex code @antiedman @antiedman
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 @Twaitter
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.
Manny Stay at home dad who does all the chores around the house with no fringe benefits @JohnWArnett @JohnWArnett MTP Meat team person
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”
@Freestyle MRT Modified ReTweet: Use when you have to edit the original tweet for grammer, spelling, or space for your comments @kqrpnb @kqrpnb
A twitterer’s unprotected updates.
Somone in love with the sound of their own tweets.
@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 Netweeting Networking within Twitter @blabb3r @blabb3r
A stupid Tweet @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek
note to self:
(n) An all knowing, all powerful deity on Twitter.
<@anamariecox is an omnipotwit>
Pecked to death (as by Suzanne Pleshette in “The Birds”) by replies on Twitter
Premature Retweetulation Retweeting a link without first reading it, only to realize later it was a mistake to. @Twit_ster @Twit_ster 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
@Shoq 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 Ritwal
(n) A pattern or system of set procedures, observances, actions and behaviors of a specific group or Twibe
Retweet: tweeting content posted by another user
(n.) A term for carrying on an argument or discussion via RTs. (RT + Repartee)
@Noetical 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
@taralazar Spweet short for Tweet Spam Star Twek A tweet about or involving anything related to Star Trek. Trekkies who are also tweeple, Star Twek @Twaitter Stwittering
Stuttering in your tweet.
Repeating a tweet back to back
Person maintaining multiple Twitter accounts.
Agitated zealot, often racist, protesting any kind of progressive governmental policy and action, often further agitated by large corporate interests, using so-called angry man populism to build and hold political centers of power.
First known use: “RT @Shoq: “Meet Rick Santelli. Our nation’s first Teahadist.” – Feb 22, 2010″
@Shoq Teapublican Urban Dictionary: teapublican
A member of the Republican party, with strong anti-government sentiments, who often believes that national security, and expressions of patriotism, corporate fealty, and constitutionalism, are fundamentally more important to America’s national character than the general health, education and welfare of its citizens.
Claims first use on Twitter (unverified). Term had existed as a .com website as of June 28, 2009.
@Shoq Think Tweet A thought provoking Tweet or Quote. @UpbeatNow 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 TV Twoogling Watching a TV show while viewing tweets on google about the show @kela65 @kela65
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 Twafficking
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”)
Twaiter A misspelling of the word “Twaitter” which means to “wait” to Twitter. The word Twaitter is merely the word Twitter with an “A” added to form the word wait. rjb227s
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
Twam Short for Tweet Spam
n. drama that develops on twitter; twitter drama hanjeehyun Twame Your username on twitter twitter.com/sponsormentor @sponsormentor 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 Twana
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 Twanas
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.”)
Twanksta A “wanna be” Internet tough guy or fake gangster. Think 50 Cent’s “wanksta” @ShawnKCastille @ShawnKCastille Twankster A person that pulls pranks, hoax, and jokes on Twitter. @ShawnKCastille @ShawnKCastille
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 @jeffreyhayzlett Twanna
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 Twannas
Pronounced as “twon-ahs”
See definition for Twanna
@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur Twannarexic
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 Twannarexics
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. is a twansformer. rjb227s Twanslator An application that enables you to translate your tweets or other people’s tweets into any other language. 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
Twatarazzi Twats who spend all day following celebs @blabb3r @blabb3r Twatch The act of twatching (watching TV while tweeting) @ktchntrvwr @ergagit Twasturbation
See: Twyber Sex.
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
(Twitter + Reciprocate)
verb— (used with object)
- to give and receive reciprocally on Twitter; interchange: to reciprocate favorable or promotional tweets. Example: “We often tweciprocate #FollowFriday tweets about each other.”
verb— (used without object)
- to follow someone back who has just followed you. Example: “If you follow me, I will tweciprocate” (i.e., I’ll follow you back.)
- to return a favor. Example: “When tweeters RT me, I sometimes tweciprocate by putting them on my tweeciprocity list.”
The act of heckling via tweets.
Media on Twitter (e.g. @nytimes, @bbcnews, etc.)
noun— (Twitter + Reciprocity)
- The exchange of a follow for a follow by a twitterer. Example: “I unfollow Tweeps who don’t follow me back. I expect tweeciprocity.”
- A reciprocal state or relation between Tweeters. Example: “Their tweeciprocity was evident by how often they RTed each other.”
(n.) Ratio of followers to those followed. Example: “My tweeciprocity ratio has gotten better since I unfollowed all those freeloading twitchers who weren’t following me anymore!”
@Noetical 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
Tweepartee (n.) A term for carrying on an argument or discussion via tweets. (Tweet +Repartee) Noetical @Noetical 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 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
Means the grape vine
Twitter + Sweetheart(s)
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.
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
someone who is a member of your Twitter community
a group of Twitters who follow one another
@Noetical 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
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 @katattak @katattak Tweleter
Twitter user who posts lies or nonsense, then rapidly deletes the tweet before anyone can screen capture it.
Example: @jimAlger is a serial Tweleter.
@shoq @shoq 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.
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