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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 Votes
DMDirect message
SimpA person who obsesses over someone that does not return the same affection
TweetTwitter post
HIFWHow I felt when
ICYMIIn case you missed it
PMKIPretty much killin' it
MCMMan-crush Monday
TFFTwitter follower-friend
FBFFlash Back Friday
TwittersphereThe world of Twitter
RatioedReceiving many more replies than likes on your tweet
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
Caught in 4KCaught in the act
MMMusic Monday
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets
HandleTwitter username
TBTThrowback Thursday
MistweetTweet mistake
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
RIP my mentionsI'm going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
VSCO girlsPreppy female teen Instagrammers
CBBCan't be bothered
And I oopI'm so embarassed
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
TweetsultInsulting tweet
RIP to your mentionsYou're going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
Live-tweetTo tweet about something currently taking place
It meI identify with that
F4FFollow for follow
PRTPlease Retweet
TweetupTwitter meetup
OOMFOne of my followers
Horny on mainActing lustful on your primary social account
LRTLast retweet
TTTrending topic
MootsPeople you follow on social media who follow you back
TweeterA person who tweets
MDLMight delete later
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
TweepsTwitter peeps
Rage bakingBaking to relieve anger or stress
Comfort idolA celebrity whose actions soothe you
TweepleTwitter people
NUMTOTSNew Urbanist Memes for Transit-oriented Teens
TIHIThanks, I hate it
RLRTReal life retweet
CMVChange my view
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
FFFollow Friday
DetweetTo delete a tweet
Fax, no printerTruth
Blue-checkedVerified on Twitter
PRTPartial retweet
HTHeard Through
TFTFThanks for the follow
AttwactionAttraction to a Twitter user
TwollowerTwitter follower
ICYWTBEIn case you went to bed early
NTSNote to self
skskskOvercome with emotion
TMBTweet me back
H/THat tip
FOMOHFear of missing out on hockey
rthxRetweet thanks
HTHat Tip
MTModified tweet
DweetDrunk tweet
MentionA reference to a Twitter username in a tweet
TwewbieTwitter newbie
MRTModified retweet
TPMTweets per minute
EavestweetingEavesdropping on Twitter conversations
TwaddictTwitter addict
TwitterverseTwitter universe