verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tweet
Examples from the Web for tweet
The tweet set off an Internet firestorm and was retweeted nearly 15,000 times in less than an hour.Neil deGrasse Tyson Trolls Christians on Christmas|Ben Jacobs|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That tweet came from Shay Horse, whose bio lists him as an independent photojournalist with ties to Occupy Wall Street.
“Bare [sic] with me on vlogmas,” she told her fans in a Tweet.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trierweiler has also expressed regret over the tweet in a recent interview with the U.K. Observer.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All I have to do to get guides is tweet, and they show up.
Tweet, tweet; all is burned down, and our strong brother with it.
It could not be from fear of us, certainly, though I did say 'tweet' rather loudly.
"Tweet, tweet," whistled the little musical instruments which the children were blowing.Little Prudy's Sister Susy|Sophie May
There are some birds too in the nest above us; they stretch out their heads and cry 'Tweet, tweet,' very faintly.
"Tweet," they replied and drew back the left foot three times.
Word Origin for tweet
1845, imitative of the sound made by a small bird. As a verb by 1872. Related: Tweeted; tweeting. As the word for what one does on the Twitter microblogging service, by 2007.