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