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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
TweeterA person who tweets
TwewbieTwitter newbie
MRTModified retweet
NTSNote to self
rthxRetweet thanks
TwollowerTwitter follower
FOMOHFear of missing out on hockey
AttwactionAttraction to a Twitter user
EavestweetingEavesdropping on Twitter conversations
MistweetTweet mistake
TweetsultInsulting tweet
TweepleTwitter people
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
FFFollow Friday
ICYWTBEIn case you went to bed early
H/THat tip
FBFFlash Back Friday
TMBTweet me back
TFTFThanks for the follow
DweetDrunk tweet
HTHat Tip
MTModified tweet
PRTPartial retweet
TweetupTwitter meetup
TTTrending topic
TFFTwitter follower-friend
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
TweepsTwitter peeps
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
TPMTweets per minute
DetweetTo delete a tweet
TwaddictTwitter addict
HandleTwitter username
RIP to your mentionsYou're going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
RIP my mentionsI'm going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
MentionA reference to a Twitter username in a tweet
RLRTReal life retweet
TBTThrowback Thursday
PMKIPretty much killin' it
HIFWHow I felt when
PRTPlease Retweet
TwittersphereThe world of Twitter
Live-tweetTo tweet about something currently taking place
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
HTHeard Through
MMMusic Monday
DMDirect message
TwitterverseTwitter universe
MCMMan-crush Monday
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
OOMFOne of my followers
TweetTwitter post
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets
ICYMIIn case you missed it