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