This WEEK in TECHEdit
Should there be a mention of the use of Twit to refer to people who are on / listen to the this WEEK in TECH podcasts? -- Imperator3733 20:19, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
The verb also occurs as twight in Spenser, according to Webster 1913. Equinox ◑ 12:48, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Etymology of the meaning "foolish or annoying person"?Edit
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Does it come from combination of vulgar "twat" and "clit(oris)"? Or from verb "twit" (probably in the sense of "reproach")? Maybe there was also influence of the noun "nitwit"?
- Probably from the verb. Not twat+clit, anyhow: those words are too recent and far more overtly sexual in meaning. Equinox ◑ 19:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)