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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
TwewbieTwitter newbie
TweeterA person who tweets
DweetDrunk tweet
MRTModified retweet
NTSNote to self
HTHat Tip
MTModified tweet
PRTPartial retweet
rthxRetweet thanks
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
H/THat tip
TwollowerTwitter follower
TMBTweet me back
FBFFlash Back Friday
MFWMy face when
MRWMy reaction when
TFTFThanks for the follow
MBFAMake baseball fun again
ICYWTBEIn case you went to bed early
HTHeard Through
MMMusic Monday
DMDirect message
TweetupTwitter meetup
TTTrending topic
TFFTwitter follower-friend
TweepsTwitter peeps
TPMTweets per minute
TBTThrowback Thursday
PMKIPretty much killin' it
DetweetTo delete a tweet
TwaddictTwitter addict
HandleTwitter username
RLRTReal life retweet
Live-tweetTo tweet about something currently taking place
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
HIFWHow I felt when
MIRLMe in real life
PRTPlease Retweet
TwittersphereThe world of Twitter
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
FBFollow back
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
OOMFOne of my followers
MCMMan-crush Monday
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
TwitterverseTwitter universe
Keyboard warriorA person that posts controversial opinions online
ICYMIIn case you missed it
TweetTwitter post
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets