A silly or foolish person.
- Both camps, according to White House insiders, are silly twits.
- He thought of them as the lowest of low in the class known as CTJN class, the ‘creeps, twits, jerks and nerds’ class.
- While I'd seen my fair share of mediocre upper middle-class twits leapfrog their contemporaries, I really believed that the results-driven media game was largely a meritocracy.
1930s (earlier dialect, in the sense 'talebearer'): perhaps from twit2.
- Example sentences
- Those who report on Washington, write columns or work on editorials are among the most twittish.
- I think what you didn't realize is how twittish and silly your non-helpful post is in a group like this.
- By the way, since you responded: Shall I take this as a sign that you are a twittish loser?
verb (twits, twitting, twitted)[with object]
Tease or taunt (someone), especially in a good-humored way.
- This was young Gene Siskel, twitting his rival, later partner-rival, Ebert.
- Annoyance with prevailing trendy social morality can provide some basis too, not to mention some pleasure at twitting what is seen as a ‘politically correct’ liberal establishment.
- I twitted Don gently because both Denise and Robert had some harsh words for him in their letters.
noun[in singular] Back to top
Old English ætwītan 'reproach with', from æt 'at' + wītan 'to blame'.