Definitions for: Twit


[n] aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
[n] someone who is regarded as contemptible
[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"



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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