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
TweetTwitter post
ICYMIIn case you missed it
HandleTwitter username
Caught in 4KCaught in the act
RatioedReceiving many more replies than likes on your tweet
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets
HIFWHow I felt when
TwittersphereThe world of Twitter
Comfort idolA celebrity whose actions soothe you
And I oopI'm so embarassed
MMMusic Monday
Horny on mainActing lustful on your primary social account
DM slideDirect message to a crush
PMKIPretty much killin' it
MCMMan-crush Monday
FBFFlashback Friday
SubtweetSubliminal tweet
TFFTwitter follower-friend
MistweetTweet mistake
RIP my mentionsI'm going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
CBBCan't be bothered
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
Live-tweetTo tweet about something currently taking place
LRTLast retweet
TBTThrowback Thursday
MDLMight delete later
HellmaxxingCommitting a series of sinful acts
TweetsultInsulting tweet
F4FFollow for follow
TweetupTwitter meetup
OTTOMHOff the top of my head
WCWWoman-crush Wednesday
VSCO girlsPreppy female teen Instagrammers
MootsPeople you follow on social media who follow you back
RIP to your mentionsYou're going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications
Sending meMaking me laugh
HNMHappy new month
Sock puppet accountA fake online identity
PRTPlease Retweet
It meI identify with that
TweepsTwitter peeps
Blue-checkedVerified on Twitter
TTTrending topic
AlgospeakSlang used to bypass content filters
TweeterA person who tweets
Fax, no printerTruth
Retweet offenderA person who constantly retweets on Twitter
DetweetTo delete a tweet
RLRTReal life retweet
The sidewalk ruleYour man should walk on the street side of the sidewalk
Rage bakingBaking to relieve anger or stress
skskskOvercome with emotion
Coming for necksMeans business
Twitter canoeBloated Twitter conversation with 3 or more users
NUMTOTSNew Urbanist Memes for Transit-oriented Teens
TweepleTwitter people
IBInspired by
MRTModified retweet
PRTPartial retweet
FOMOFFear of missing out on football
QRTQuote retweet
TFTFThanks for the follow
FFFollow Friday
NTSNote to self
Sneaky linkSecret hook up
HTHeard Through
AttwactionAttraction to a Twitter user
ICYWTBEIn case you went to bed early
MTModified tweet
TwollowerTwitter follower
HTHat Tip
rthxRetweet thanks
TMBTweet me back
H/THat tip
FOMOHFear of missing out on hockey
TwewbieTwitter newbie
MentionA reference to a Twitter username in a tweet
TwitterverseTwitter universe
DweetDrunk tweet
TwaddictTwitter addict
EavestweetingEavesdropping on Twitter conversations
TPMTweets per minute