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Meaning of TWIT

Pronunciation:  twit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
  2. [n]  someone who is regarded as contemptible
  3. [v]  harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
 

TWIT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, taunt, taunting, tease, twerp, twirp
 
 See Also: aggravation, banter, barrack, bemock, chaff, flout, gibe, irritation, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, mock, provocation, scoff, simple, simpleton

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Twit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twitted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Twitting}.] [OE. atwiten, AS. [ae]tw[=i]tan to reproach,
blame; [ae]t at + w[=i]tan to reproach, blame; originally, to
observe, see, hence, to observe what is wrong (cf. the
meanings of E. animadvert; akin to G. verweisen to censure,
OHG. firw[=i]zan, Goth. traweitan to avenge, L. videre to
see. See {Vision}, {Wit}.]
To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault,
defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to
upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.

      This these scoffers twitted the Christian with.
                                               --Tillotson.

      [AE]sop minds men of their errors, without twitting
      them for what is amiss.                  --L'Estrange.

 

 

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