Definition of twitten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtwɪt(ə)n/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


British dialect
A narrow path or passage between two walls or hedges.
Example sentences
  • ‘I just saw Meriel wandering off down the twitten past the withy towards the rife’ would make perfect sense to a Sussex person.
  • Once parked, walk through the twitten and we are on the other side of the road, obliquely opposite you.
  • There are so many twittens in the Milward Road area, it is difficult to explain where they are.


Early 19th century: perhaps related to Low German twiete 'alley, lane'.

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