subtweet

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

2009, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtweet was in 2009

Dictionary Entries Near subtweet

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“Subtweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtweet. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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subtweet

noun

sub·​tweet ˈsəb-ˌtwēt How to pronounce subtweet (audio)
: a usually mocking or critical tweet that alludes to another Twitter user without including the link to the user's account and often without directly mentioning the user's name
subtweet verb
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