[ ree-tweet ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to share or forward (someone else's message) on the Twitter social media service and website: I laughed out loud and retweeted the meme to all of my followers.I’ll only retweet if I’m also making an original comment.Abbreviation: RT

  1. a message that has been shared or forwarded on Twitter: the most popular retweets.Abbreviation: RT

Origin of retweet

First recorded in 2007; re- + tweet (in the sense “message posted on Twitter”)

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How to use retweet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for retweet


  1. to post another user's blog the Twitter website for your own followers

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