twit


1twit

noun \ˈtwit\

: a stupid or foolish person

Full Definition of TWIT

1
:  an act of twitting :  taunt
2
:  a silly annoying person :  fool

Examples of TWIT

  1. Only a complete twit would insult his hosts.

First Known Use of TWIT

1528

2twit

transitive verb
twit·tedtwit·ting

Definition of TWIT

1
:  to subject to light ridicule or reproach :  rally
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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