retweet

verb
re·​tweet | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtwēt How to pronounce retweet (audio) \
retweeted; retweeting; retweets

Definition of retweet

transitive + intransitive

: to repost (something, such as a message) to the Twitter online message service Garcia snapped a pic that was retweeted more than a thousand times.— Lee Jenkins … people who use Twitter … are rewarded with social validation when their tweets are retweetedThe Economist

Other Words from retweet

retweet \ ˈrē-​ˌtwēt How to pronounce retweet (audio) \ noun, plural retweets
The instant feedback—replies or retweets, the Twitter equivalent of applause—is intoxicating, like a pleasure-center reward for a lab rat pulling a lever. — James Poniewozik

First Known Use of retweet

2007, in the meaning defined above

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“Retweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retweet. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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