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