sub·​tweet | \ ˈsəb-ˌtwēt How to pronounce subtweet (audio) \
plural subtweets

Definition of subtweet

: a usually mocking or critical tweet that alludes to another Twitter user without including a link to the user's account and often without directly mentioning the user's name As with any good subtweet, Moore refuses to refer to Gibson by name—but it's easy enough to guess what he's talking about …— Laura Bradley

Other Words from subtweet

subtweet verb, transitive + intransitive subtweeted; subtweeting
Now, Perry is going through the classic stages of the breakup. She's spending more time with her dog. And she's now subtweeted her ex. No wonder people find her so relatable. — Michael Hafford
subtweeting noun
Subtweeting: it's the internet equivalent of talking about someone behind their back—or at least that's how people usually explain it. — Hannah Jane Parkinson

First Known Use of subtweet

2009, in the meaning defined above

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“Subtweet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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