• British English Slang – Twit.
  • Meaning (noun)A foolish or stupid person. This expression can also be used to describe someone who is annoying or to describe someone who is easily fooled or tricked.
  • This slang is mildly offensive. It is sometimes used in a humorous or affectionate way.
  • The slang twit is often used in the context of social media, where it is used to describe someone who posts foolish or silly comments.
  • The slang term daft is used to describe somebody who is foolish or stupid. A similar Scottish slang expression is numpty. You might also say that a twit is a few sandwiches short of a picnic (idiom).
  • Roald Dahl – the British author – wrote a book called The Twits. The Twits are a wicked and hideous couple who continually play practical jokes on each other because they dislike each other so much.

Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit.


  • “Jack was looking for his reading glasses for an hour last night. They were on his head the whole time. He’s such a twit!”

In The News:

“Don’t Become a Petulant Twit”: World Champion Max Verstappen in the Firing Line Over Unruly Behavior

A quote from The Twits

Another fabulous quote from The Twits! Do you agree?