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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Definitions for twitterpated

  1. Informal. excited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.

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Citations for twitterpated
A major rite of passage in this pastoral Bildungsroman is the "Twitterpated" sequence where Bambi, Flower, and Thumper learn about springtime mating and the necessity to avoid it from Friend Owl…, who warns them: "nearly everyone gets twitterpated in the spring time." Kirsten Moana Thompson, edited by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon, "Classical Cel Animation, World War II, and Bambi," The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, 2012
"Hazel," Mom said. "Where are you right now?" "Just thinking, I guess," I said. "Twitterpated," my dad said, smiling. "I am not a bunny, and I am not in love with Gus Waters or anyone," I answered, way too defensively. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
Origin of twitterpated
Twitterpated comes from the 1942 animated movie Bambi. It is a combination of twitter meaning "tremulous excitement," and pate as in "head" or "brain."
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