He knocked me down with the davit-block, for twitting him about that girl of his, that was drowned swimming after him.
Now they regained their sway over him by twitting him about being afraid of his wife.
Stop nagging, twitting, insinuating, suspecting those whose love you wish to hold.
In 1804 Beethoven wrote him a twitting allusion to these girls.
On the rear platform a cheery young mechanic was twitting the conductor and occasionally making a remark to a fresh passenger.
I am making no complaint of the sly satisfaction which Alice seemingly takes in twitting me with my weakness.
Hell be twitting me of how I robbed him, when I had no more to do with the loss of his money thanthan you did.
I retorted that I'd concede him a place among the mushrooms—fancy my twitting any one of mushroomery!
Yet in my heart of hearts that afternoon I had been twitting Mr Crimble for saying his prayers!
These wretches are twitting me with what they gave me before—before—oh Amal, you understand me?'
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]