But in one segment, Ray gets her seasonings mixed up (twice), giving critics all the more reason to call her a twit.
To Steele, surely, goes the prize of Republican twit of the Week.
The twit, Guy Clinch, is the unlucky father of Marmaduke, an 18-month-old prodigy of domestic mayhem.
And nobody can twit me with being an old maid, neither, for when a lady's got money there's no such thing!
Do you know, Tishy dear, I was just going to twit you with the negro and his spots.
twitter, twit′ėr, n. a chirp, as of a bird: a tremulous broken sound: a slight trembling of the nerves.
He did give us the house, but it ain't for you to twit me of that.
But when the boys tried to plague him, or to twit him for being a Corsican, the boy was ready enough to talk back.
Now I'll twit him, she thought, as they ascended the shore and entered the town.
I was only sorry my father died before I could twit him with my triumph.
1520s, shortened form of atwite, from Old English ætwitan "to blame, reproach," from æt "at" + witan "to blame," from Proto-Germanic *witanan (cf. Old English wite, Old Saxon witi, Old Norse viti "punishment, torture;" Old High German wizzi "punishment," wizan "to punish;" Dutch verwijten, Old High German firwizan, German verweisen "to reproach, reprove," Gothic fraweitan "to avenge"), from PIE root *weid- "to see" (see vision). For sense evolution, cf. Latin animadvertere, literally "to give heed to, observe," later "to chastise, censure, punish."
A contemptible and insignificant person; a trivial idiot: Craig Stevens as her twit of a husband/ I've got the authorization, you fucking twit
[1934+; origin unknown; rapidly adopted in the 1970s, perhaps because of the popularity of the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, on which the term was often employed]