twat

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin. Possibly cognate with Old Norse þveit (cut, slit, forest clearing).

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NounEdit

twat (plural twats)

  1. (vulgar, slang) The vagina or vulva.
  2. (Britain, New Zealand, sometimes US, offensive, vulgar, slang) A contemptible and stupid person, idiot.

Usage notesEdit

Erroneously used by Robert Browning in Pippa Passes (1841) to denote part of a nun's habit; based on a misunderstanding of lines from a satirical poem Vanity of Vanities (1660): "They talk’t of his having a Cardinalls Hat / They’d send him as soon an Old Nuns Twat." For more, see Wikipedia.

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