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tweep

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

tweep (plural tweeps)

  1. A chirp or beep.
    • 1995, John Wynne, The Listener's Guide to Audio Books: Reviews, Recommendations, and Listings for More Than 2,000 Titles, Fireside (1995), ISBN 0684802392, page 321:
      The readers are Star Trek cast members, and the sound is enhanced with authentic, Enterprise-sounding beeps and tweeps.
    • 2008, Eric W. Bragg, The Midnight Blade of Sonic Honey, Oyster Moon Press (2008), ISBN 9781435714281, page 106:
      Many of the neighboring birds had already begun their preliminary chirps, sending out those quirky little twits and tweeps that announce their presence []
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VerbEdit

tweep (third-person singular simple present tweeps, present participle tweeping, simple past and past participle tweeped)

  1. To chirp or beep.

Etymology 2Edit

From TWEP, acronym of terminate with extreme prejudice, a US military intelligence and CIA euphemism for "kill, assassinate" that was first used in the 1960s.

VerbEdit

tweep (third-person singular simple present tweeps, present participle tweeping, simple past and past participle tweeped)

  1. (US, intelligence, euphemistic) To kill; to assassinate.
    • 1997, William B. Breuer, Vendetta!: Fidel Castro and the Kennedy Brothers, John Wiley (1997), ISBN 9780471184560:
      Robert Maheu, tough, astute, dynamic, was the perfect professional to implement the CIA scheme to tweep Fidel Castro.
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Etymology 3Edit

Blend of Twitter and peep (person).

NounEdit

tweep (plural tweeps or tweeple)

  1. (Internet, slang) A Twitter user.
    • 2011, David Javerbaum (writing as God), The Last Testament: A Memoir, Simon & Schuster (2011), ISBN 9781451640182, page 305:
      As astute tweeps will observe, I myself only follow one other person, the one thou callest "Justin Bieber"; []
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