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