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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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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VerbEdit

twat (third-person singular simple present twats, present participle twatting, simple past and past participle twatted)

  1. (transitive, Britain, slang) To hit, slap.
    • 1989, Red Dwarf, series III, episode 3 (Polymorph)
      Arnold Rimmer: What are we gonna do?
      Dave Lister: Well, I say let's get out there and twat it!
    • 2005, S. J. Smith, Joe Public
      "Umbridge'll twat him into next week."
    • 2006, Martyn J. Pass, Dani Pass, Waiting for Red
      "I'd love to twat her over the head with this. What d'ya reckon?"
      "She'd certainly bleed a lot."
    • 2007, Mark Button, Security Officers And Policing: Powers, Culture and Control in the Governance of Private Space
      That's the only time I have been twatted by someone.

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