Definitions

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  • adj. Smitten or love-struck; romantically infatuated.

Etymologies

twitter +‎ pated, i.e., having one's pate (head) in a twitter (confused). First used in the Disney movie Bambi (1942). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Enter your name twitterpated June 13, 2010 at 5:26PM

    McCain Tweets Snooki, End Nears | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central

  • I believe the word twitterpated was used in the move Bambi ... you know where the kids mom gets shot in the head at the end of it.

    Megan Fox is horrifying

  • I love the Brookline Blogsmith's reference to Bambi: we are all "twitterpated" now.

    Discoveries and discussions

  • While "twitterpated" is not listed in the OED, it is in the Urban Dictionary, the most popular definition being "the flighty exciting feeling you get when you think about / see the object of your affection".

    BBC Blog Network

  • … and even at times to be "twitterpated" and inspired by what we see in them … the intimacy, the trust, and even the passion of mature love.

    Consider Jesus

  • Guess which quote got MSNBC all twitterpated and had David Schuster apologizing: "We all say things sometimes when we're passionate that we don't intend, and especially on a dayside family-oriented* cable television news network."

    Word Games

  • But Flower has got people all twitterpated, as if one beautiful landscape has decimated the ability to reason.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I can't help but think the president didn't mind getting the question; while the punditry gets all twitterpated about his comments on the Gates matter, he can get back to work on the health care reform while they're chasing the squirrel.

    Pills and Police

  • Fresh from the right-wing pot/kettle department, Newt Gingrich is twitterpated.

    Quote of the Day

  • You don't say anything about it either way -- so if she isn't acting twitterpated, then you're worried prematurely.

    Carolyn Hax: He's not that into her; how clear should he make that?

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  • Any other examples of words that once meant whatever but that are now being hijacked by modern brands and technologies?

    January 21, 2013

  • A feeling of strong physical or emotional attraction and/or excitement towards a person, usually displayed via a happy, bouncy mood when that person is near.

    June 8, 2009

  • Twitter is a cool website. http://www.twitter.com/mager

    October 12, 2007

  • According to my Random House dictionary, addlepated goes back to about the year 1630. The word twitter is even older. However, twitterpated is not in that dictionary. I am curious enough to consult the OED, but first I must do some actual work in the real world!!! I would guess that either twitterpated is an old word or it was, indeed, coined following "addlepated"

    June 14, 2007

  • Wonderful! A new word for me. I think it is the juvenile form of addlepated.

    June 14, 2007

  • A search on TFD yielded an ad for Thumper (Bambi's bunny friend) Massagers...really strange fusion there of things that should not fuse in terms of mental imagery. Anyway, this is a cute little word.

    May 7, 2007

  • I've always thought that they made it up for Bambi. Does anybody know if that is the case?

    May 6, 2007

  • confused by affection or infatuation
    Etymology: twitter + -pated 'pertaining to the head'

    May 6, 2007