A Twittonary of Twitter Terms

Reblogger A. Keith Hebert
Managing Real Estate Broker with Register Real Estate Advisors Spring Texas 0511875

Original content by Stefan Swanepoel

In follow up to my post yesterday on the growth of Twitter I thought it would be interesting to share some Twitter terminology. 

Similar to the Web, Blogging and Wiki, Twitter has also sparked a whole new legion of "new" words. Below a list of 70 interesting ones I have seen. 

Twittonary of Twitter Terms

  1. Twadd - To add someone as a friend to Twitter.
  2. Twaggle - A gaggle of followers.
  3. Twaigslist - To sell something via Twitter.
  4. Twaiting - Twittering while waiting
  5. Twaffic - Twitter traffic.
  6. Twaunt - To taunt someone over Twitter.
  7. Twead - To read a Twitter.
  8. Twebay - To offer something for sale via Twitter.
  9. Tweekend - Spending your entire weekend on Twitter.
  10. Tweeple - Twitter people, Twitter members, Twitter users
  11. Tweepish - Feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted.
  12. Tweeps - Twitterites that follow each other from one online network to another.
  13. Twease - A person who teases people over Twitter.
  14. Twends - Trends caused by Twitter and micro-blogging.
  15. Tweet-back - Bringing a previous tweet conversation back into the current conversation.
  16. Tweet-dropping - Eavesdropping on someone's else's Home Page in With Friends mode.
  17. Tweetaholism - The addiction to continued use of Twitter.
  18. Tweeter - A Twitter user. 
  19. Tweeterboxes - Twitterers who tweet too much
  20. Tweetheart - That special someone who makes your heart skip a beat.
  21. Twitterholic - Someone who is addicted to Twitter.
  22. TweetIn - When a group of Twitterers agree to get together at a set time to Twitter.
  23. Tweeting - The act of posting to Twitter.
  24. Tweets - Posts on Twitter by Twitterers.
  25. Tweetsult - An insult via Twitter.
  26. TweetUp - When Twitterers meet in person in one's home nest.
  27. Twhepherd - The Twitter employee that finds and restores lost followers to your twaggle.
  28. Twexplanation - Sending a nebulousTweet and having to explain it while offline from Twitter.
  29. Twittercal mass - A community that has achieved a critical mass of Twitterers.
  30. Twibute -- To pay tribute on Twitter.
  31. Twis - To dis a fellow Twitterer.
  32. Twisticuffs - Fighting with a fellow Twitterer over twitter.
  33. Twitosphere - Community of Twitterers
  34. Twittastic - Something fantastic and wonderful.
  35. Twittcrastination - Twittering as a form of procrastination
  36. Twitterati - The glamorous A-List Twitterer's everyone wants to follow.
  37. Twitterer - A user of Twitter.
  38. Twittectomy - Unfollowing friends.
  39. Twittering - To send a Twitter message.
  40. Twitterish - Erractic behavior with short outbursts.
  41. Twired - Tired after excessive Twittering
  42. Twitterfly - Being a social butterfly on Twitter.
  43. Twitterject - Interject your tweet into an existing tweet stream of conversation.
  44. Twitterlooing - Twittering from a bathroom.
  45. Twitterloop - To be caught up with friend tweets and up on the conversation.
  46. Twittermaps - A mashup technology that lets Twitter users find each other using Google maps.
  47. Twitterpated - To be overwhelmed with Twitter messages.
  48. Twitterphoria - The elation you feel when the person you've added as a friend adds you back.
  49. Twitterrhea - The act of sending too many Twitter messages.
  50. Twitterrific - A really good Tweat
  51. Twittervision - locates the Twitterer on a map.
  52. Twittsomnia - Inability to sleep due to excessive Twittering.
  53. Twittertories - Clusters of Twittererers that follow and friend each other with little overlap with other clusters.
  54. Twittertude - Bad Twitter attitude.
  55. Twittfessional - A confession made on Twitter.
  56. Twitticisms - Witty Tweets.
  57. Twittilate - To arouse with Tweets.
  58. Twittish - Too skittish to Twitter.
  59. Twittsomnia - Twittering due to inability to sleep.
  60. Twittworking - Networking with Twitterites using Twitter.
  61. Twixt - Can't decide who to Tweet.
  62. Twhiner - A Twitterer who only ever posts whiney, negative Tweets.
  63. Twofor - Replying to two unrelated Tweets with a single Tweet.
  64. TwoingTwoing - To Twitter about wonderful things.
  65. Twlocked - To have Twitter (writers) block.  
  66. Twoops - When you accidentally send a private SMS to Twitter
  67. Twoosh - A full 140 character Twitter.
  68. Twopsies - When you drop things because you are Twittering.
  69. Twurvey - A survey sent out over Twitter.
  70. Twype - To type a Twitter.

I am sure you have heard many other ones. Lets see how many we can find.

Please share ones you know and I will add them to above Twittonary.

Additions Since the Original Post:

Twitterlicious - Something delightful on Twitter (Added by Susie Blackmon-Valley)
Twemendous - Something fabulous that happened as a result of Twitter (Addd by Juliet Johnson)
Twit - Someone who doesn't follow Twitter Twettiquette (Added by Crystal Pina)
Twetiquette - The correct manner to use Twitter (Added by Crystal Pina)
Twitterbation - When you tweet yourself (Added by Juliet Johnson)
Mistweet - A tweet that one regrets later (Added by Rick)
Friendapalooza - A quick burst of friend-adding (Added by DJ of Real Estate Wiki)
Co-Twitterer - A partner that tweets on your Twitter account (Added by DJ of Real Estate Wiki)
Dweet - A Tweet sent while intoxicated (Added by DJ of Real Estate Wiki)
Neweeter - A new Tweeter (Added by DJ of Real Estate Wiki)



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How abt RTLove - used for thanking the retweets.

Aug 28, 2009 06:56 AM #1
Eddie Candido (thewiseagle)

 I'd like to colaborate with the twittonary by adding twired, which means tired of twitting.

Oct 07, 2009 09:31 PM #2

Twivatar - your Twitter avatar

Oct 08, 2009 12:48 AM #3

Shouldn't that be, Twictionary? I think most of these words are spelled wrong, if you ask me. And you did. Most can be found in The Urban Dictionary. Spelled correctly.


Oct 08, 2009 01:13 AM #4
David Reinhardt

Terms which I sometimes use in my tweets....

Statwistics - websites which provide statistical analysis on people's twitter presence

Twistory - the history of twitter

Oct 08, 2009 01:36 AM #5
Jo A

#Twintro :Twitter introduction Defined:Introduction of two different Twitter users that may have similar interest or might benefit from each other via virtually or in reality.

Jan 09, 2010 01:49 AM #6
Ron C. de Weijze

"Twusten". "Goodnight" twittified in Dutch. (Credit @lexhupe.)

Jan 10, 2010 11:05 AM #7
Michelle Brooks
twuckoff … replace "tw" w/ "f"
Jan 17, 2010 01:49 AM #8

How about twuband.. I met a fellow twitterer that has a twuband she's his twife not in real life but on twitter she also has twons & twaughters that she looks after on twitter, lol

Jan 17, 2010 09:17 PM #9
Pierre Breteau

No Tweetclash ?

Feb 03, 2010 08:12 PM #10
Gremlin [@wastedinc]

I'd add 'twoll', which is somewhat obviously a tweeting troll. Not necessarily to be confused with 'twot', which is something of an unmanned twoll.

May 12, 2010 04:42 PM #11
Amber Cleveland

I would suggest adding tweducation - my term for twitter education...you think we can get a PhD in this?

May 12, 2010 07:14 PM #12

Can I add Twittened? Smittened by a Twitter friend ;)

Jun 12, 2010 10:37 AM #13

i'd like to add TWEEK - fine tuning your tweets

Jul 11, 2010 05:41 AM #14
nalliah sivanathan

Very good collection of terms for future tweets. You could also have "twitable" products

Sep 26, 2010 11:03 PM #15

So this is the tweetlish!

Oct 08, 2010 10:16 AM #16

Hi, good stuff

How about 'twitery' - poetry on Twitter


'twiterature' - literature on Twitter

Feb 11, 2011 02:31 PM #17

Twittervention - the act of a organizing to save a friend or family member from being a twittiot.

Thanks for the handy list!!

~theBrokerList.com Team

Jan 24, 2012 04:51 AM #18

Twifecating: Tweeting while on the toilet.

Jun 19, 2012 02:32 PM #19
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