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twit

 (twĭt)
n.
1. Informal A foolishly annoying person.
2. A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
tr.v. twit·ted, twit·ting, twits
To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults: "The schoolmaster was twitted about the lady who threw him over" (J.M. Barrie).

[From shortening of obsolete atwite, to reproach, taunt, from Middle English atwiten, from Old English ætwītan : æt, at; see at + wītan, to reproach; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

twit′ter n.

twit

(twɪt)
vb, twits, twitting or twitted
(tr) to tease, taunt, or reproach, often in jest
n
1. informal US and Canadian a nervous or excitable state
2. rare a reproach; taunt
[Old English ætwītan, from æt against + wītan to accuse; related to Old High German wīzan to punish]

twit

(twɪt)
n
informal chiefly Brit a foolish or stupid person; idiot
[C19: from twit1 (originally in the sense: a person given to twitting)]

twit1

(twɪt)

v. twit•ted, twit•ting,
n. v.t.
1. to taunt or ridicule with reference to anything embarrassing; gibe at.
2. to reproach or upbraid.
n.
3. an act of twitting.
4. a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe.
[1520–30; aph. variant of obsolete atwite, Middle English atwiten, Old English ætwītan to taunt =æt- from, away (see at1 + witan to blame]

twit3

(twɪt)

n. Informal.
an insignificant or bothersome person.
[1920–25; perhaps identical with twit1]

twit


Past participle: twitted
Gerund: twitting

Imperative
twit
twit
Present
I twit
you twit
he/she/it twits
we twit
you twit
they twit
Preterite
I twitted
you twitted
he/she/it twitted
we twitted
you twitted
they twitted
Present Continuous
I am twitting
you are twitting
he/she/it is twitting
we are twitting
you are twitting
they are twitting
Present Perfect
I have twitted
you have twitted
he/she/it has twitted
we have twitted
you have twitted
they have twitted
Past Continuous
I was twitting
you were twitting
he/she/it was twitting
we were twitting
you were twitting
they were twitting
Past Perfect
I had twitted
you had twitted
he/she/it had twitted
we had twitted
you had twitted
they had twitted
Future
I will twit
you will twit
he/she/it will twit
we will twit
you will twit
they will twit
Future Perfect
I will have twitted
you will have twitted
he/she/it will have twitted
we will have twitted
you will have twitted
they will have twitted
Future Continuous
I will be twitting
you will be twitting
he/she/it will be twitting
we will be twitting
you will be twitting
they will be twitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twitting
you have been twitting
he/she/it has been twitting
we have been twitting
you have been twitting
they have been twitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twitting
you will have been twitting
he/she/it will have been twitting
we will have been twitting
you will have been twitting
they will have been twitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twitting
you had been twitting
he/she/it had been twitting
we had been twitting
you had been twitting
they had been twitting
Conditional
I would twit
you would twit
he/she/it would twit
we would twit
you would twit
they would twit
Past Conditional
I would have twitted
you would have twitted
he/she/it would have twitted
we would have twitted
you would have twitted
they would have twitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twit - someone who is regarded as contemptibletwit - someone who is regarded as contemptible
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.twit - aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizingtwit - aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
provocation, aggravation, irritation - unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
Verb1.twit - harass with persistent criticism or carpingtwit - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
jeer, scoff, flout, gibe, barrack - laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
banter, chaff, jolly, josh, kid - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

twit

noun (Informal, chiefly Brit.) fool, idiot, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), charlie (Brit. informal), dope (informal), clown, ass, plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), geek (slang), chump (informal), oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), blockhead, ninny, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, silly-billy (informal), nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), weenie (U.S. informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), fuckwit (taboo slang), juggins (Brit. informal), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, twerp or twirp (informal) a pompous twit who loved the sound of his own voice

twit

verb
To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
noun
An instance of mockery or derision:
Translations
أَحْمَقأحْمَق، غَبي
hňuppitomec
fjols
typerys
budala
fábjáni
ばか
바보
kvaišelis
muļķis
dumskalle
คนโง่
kẻ ngu ngốc

twit

1 [twɪt] N (esp Brit) (= fool) → imbécil mf

twit

2 [twɪt] VT (= tease) → embromar, tomar el pelo a, guasearse con
to twit sb about sthtomar el pelo a algn con motivo de algo

twit

[ˈtwɪt] n (British)crétin(e) m/f

twit

vt to twit somebody (about something)jdn (mit or wegen etw) aufziehen or hochnehmen
n (esp Brit inf: = person) → Trottel m (inf)

twit

[twɪt] n (fam) → cretino/a

twit

(twit) noun
a fool or idiot. Stupid twit!

twit

أَحْمَق pitomec Trottel σαχλαμάρας imbécil typerys idiot budala cretino ばか 바보 dwaas tosk cymbał idiota упрек dumskalle คนโง่ avanak kẻ ngu ngốc 笨蛋
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