subtweet

noun sub·tweet \ ˈsəb-ˌtwēt \

Definition of subtweet

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

First Known Use of subtweet

2009

in the meaning defined above

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