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

Definition of retweet

: 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about retweet

Statistics for retweet

Time Traveler for retweet

The first known use of retweet was in 2007

See more words from the same year

Comments on retweet

What made you want to look up retweet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


concealed or difficult to comprehend

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • pasta resembling wheels with spokes
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!