(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 perfect subtweet is one that has every reader silently fretting that it's about them, yet remains ambiguous enough that nobody dares ask if they were the target.
- His speech was like one extended subtweet; he repeatedly called out unnamed colleagues as cowards.
- Instead of being confrontational, subtweets are sneakier - they're not the locker room brawls of Twitter, they're the cruel locker-side whispers.
Definition of subtweet in:
- The US English dictionary