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