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TWIT (twitted, twitting)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does twit mean? 

TWIT (noun)
  The noun TWIT has 2 senses:

1. someone who is regarded as contemptible
2. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  Familiarity information: TWIT used as a noun is rare.


TWIT (verb)
  The verb TWIT has 1 sense:

1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

  Familiarity information: TWIT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWIT (noun)


Sense 1twit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is regarded as contemptible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

twit; twirp; twerp

Hypernyms ("twit" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)


Sense 2twit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

taunt; taunting; twit

Hypernyms ("twit" is a kind of...):

aggravation; irritation; provocation (unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment)


TWIT (verb)


Sense 1twit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Harass with persistent criticism or carping

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

taunt; tantalize; tantalise; razz; twit; bait; cod; tease; rag; rally; ride

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "twit" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "twit"):

barrack; flout; gibe; jeer; scoff (laugh at with contempt and derision)

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid (be silly or tease one another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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