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twit

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noun \ˈtwit\

Simple Definition of twit

  • : a stupid or foolish person

Full Definition of twit

  1. 1 :  an act of twitting :  taunt

  2. 2 :  a silly annoying person :  fool

Examples of twit

  1. Only a complete twit would insult his hosts.



1528

First Known Use of twit

1528

Rhymes with twit


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twit

transitive verb

Definition of twit

twit·tedtwit·ting

  1. 1 :  to subject to light ridicule or reproach :  rally

  2. 2 :  to make fun of as a fault



Origin of twit

Middle English atwiten to reproach, from Old English ætwītan, from æt at + wītan to reproach; akin to Old High German wīzan to punish, Old English witan to know


First Known Use: 1530


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