(On Twitter) a post that refers to a particular user without directly mentioning them, typically as a form of furtive mockery or criticism: while he didn’t include Smith’s Twitter handle, that didn’t stop Smith from seeing the post, taking umbrage, and firing off a subtweet of his own
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- The problem's not with her mentioning religion. The problem's with her doing it in a passive-aggressive subtweet.
- The subtweets were kind of a funny interaction between two NBA bigwigs who come from opposite sides of the social media spectrum.
- Hashtags are a discovery tool, while subtweets are a category of tweets that often purposely evade easy discovery.
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