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subtweet

[suhb-tweet]
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noun
  1. (on the Twitter website) a hostile or otherwise negative post that is addressed to or about a particular person but does not mention the person’s username or does not name the person at all.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to post such a message or tweet about (someone) on Twitter: I wish she’d stop subtweeting and talk to me in person.

Origin of subtweet

2009; sub(liminal) + tweet (in the sense “a message posted on Twitter”)
Related formssub·tweet·er, noun
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