- 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!”