Definitions

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  • v. To repost another user's message on the social networking website Twitter.
  • n. A message reposted in this way.

Etymologies

re- +‎ tweet (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She has thousands of followers, so when Manny has a message he wants to get out, I ask my friend Meg to "pls RT" which means "retweet" - it's saying, "I liked reading this, and maybe you will too".

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

  • Sexting is defined as "the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone", while to retweet is to "repost or forward a message on Twitter".

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Politico said the retweet is a hint that Palin supports the repeal.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "Twitter is different because it's live and social -- the retweet is the shot heard 'round the world' and because that API lets it survive any dictator's game of whack-a-mole," he wrote.

    Internet News

  • A so called retweet, somebody republishing your tweet (often starting with RT:)

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  • We've just activated a feature called retweet on a very small percentage of accounts in order to see how it works in the wild.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Sure you do, the mock-ups looked like this: Well, Twitter just announced the following: We've just activated a feature called retweet on a very small percentage of accounts in order to see how it works in the wild.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Rather different than clicking on the "retweet" button and having that 5-second warm fuzzy of causing a public corporation to donate a nickel to a worthwhile charity, isn't it?

    Dave Taylor: Why #beatcancer Doesn't Help Fight Cancer

  • Every few weeks on Twitter I see some hashtag meme appear, something where we're told that if we just "retweet" or even use a specific hashtag (that is, a word prefaced by "#," commonly known as a hash symbol) that we're going to help raise money for some charity or other.

    Dave Taylor: Why #beatcancer Doesn't Help Fight Cancer

  • I would also recommend HouseOfTwits who "retweet" interesting political comments from about 800 political Tweeters.

    Okay Irfan Ahmed and Paul Walter, I will give Twitter a go

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  • Retweet is from tweet,like reply.

    June 14, 2009

  • to regurgitate.

    January 30, 2009

  • Not to be confused with wetweet, which is what Tweety Bird says as he hastens back to his cage, narrowly escaping the unfortunate claws of Sylvester.

    January 29, 2009

  • Dang! Should have trademarked myself when I had the chance.

    January 29, 2009

  • We'll see what retweetee thinks of the tea-leafing of his initials.

    January 29, 2009

  • to post a tweet via Twitter that was previously tweeted. often abbreviated "RT"

    January 29, 2009