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