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Twitter Slang

Twitter is the social networking site that popularized microblogging. Whether you're a celebrity with millions of followers or you're one of the millions who follow a celebrity, it's important to know common Twitter slang. The following list will help you interpret tweets and may also help you keep your own tweets under the 140 character limit.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
AttwactionAttraction to a Twitter user
CXCorrection
DeadHilarious
DetweetTo delete a tweet
DMDirect message
DweetDrunk tweet
EavestweetingEavesdropping on Twitter conversations
FBFFlash Back Friday
FFFollow Friday
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
FOMOHFear of missing out on hockey
H/THat tip
HandleTwitter username
HIFWHow I felt when
HTHeard Through
HTHat Tip
ICYMIIn case you missed it
LILinkedIn
Live-tweetTweet about something currently taking place
MCMMan-crush Monday
MFWMy face when
MIRLMe in real life
MistweetTweet mistake
MMMusic Monday
MRTModified retweet
MRWMy reaction when
MTModified tweet
NTSNote to self
ohOverheard
OOMFOne of my followers
PMKIPretty much killin' it
PRTPartial retweet
PRTPlease Retweet
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
RLRTReal life retweet
RTRetweet
rthxRetweet thanks
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
TBTThrowback Thursday
TFFTwitter follower-friend
TFTFThanks for the follow
TMBTweet me back
TPMTweets per minute
TTTrending topic
TwaddictTwitter addict
TweepleTwitter people
TweepsTwitter peeps
TweetTwitter post
TweeterA person who tweets
TweetsultInsulting tweet
TweetupTwitter meetup
TwewbieTwitter newbie
TwittersphereTwitter sphere
TwollowerTwitter follower
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday