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twit

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noun \ˈtwit\

Definition of twit

  1. 1 :  a silly annoying person :  fool

  2. 2 :  an act of twitting :  taunt

Examples of twit in a Sentence

  1. Only a complete twit would insult his hosts.

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First Known Use of twit

1528


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twit

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Definition of twit

twitted

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twitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to light ridicule or reproach :  rally

  3. 2 :  to make fun of as a fault

Origin and Etymology of twit

Middle English atwiten to reproach, from Old English ætwītan, from æt at + wītan to reproach; akin to Old High German wīzan to punish, Old English witan to know


TWIT Defined for English Language Learners

twit

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noun

Definition of twit for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or foolish person

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