Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Vulgar Slang The vulva.
  • noun Offensive & Vulgar Slang A woman or girl.
  • noun Vulgar Slang A foolish or contemptible person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The female pudendum. Fletcher, Poems, p. 104.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun vulgar, slang A vagina, pussy, vulva, clitoris.
  • noun UK, New Zealand, offensive, vulgar, slang A contemptible and stupid person, idiot (sometimes used affectionately).
  • verb transitive, UK, slang To hit, slap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps of English dialectal origin, ultimately from Old English *thwāt, a cut; akin to Old English thwītan, to cut off and to obsolete English thwaite, twaite, piece of cultivated land (from Old Norse thveit, piece of land, small coin).]

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Unknown origin.

Examples

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  • "get the jelly twat"

    January 18, 2007

  • For some reason I find this word so much less offensive than cunt, maybe because it just sounds so silly it's impossible to take seriously as an obscenity. Also because it reminds me of twit, which I like. Sort of like "tit for tat", you could say "twit for twat". Except it doesn't rhyme, damn.

    May 4, 2007

  • "'Good', he said. 'Even Mickey Mouse locks on garage doors can be a pain in the ass. Big springs. Hard to tip them over. The one's as tired as an old whore's twat at daybreak, though. Lucky for us.'"

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007

  • An amusing historical note from Wikipedia

    January 22, 2008

  • Ha ha. As they say at English football grounds, Rooooobert Browning, what a wanker, what a wanker!

    January 23, 2008

  • Personally I find this word just as offensive as cunt. But for some reason it is almost freely allowed on BBC television.

    July 23, 2008

  • That's because it's you, personally, who finds it so offensive.

    July 23, 2008

  • Now here's some TWAT.

    July 24, 2008

  • Is your belly fat, is your man a twat?

    Do in-growing hairs provide you with strange fascination?

    The highlight of your day is plucking all the roots away

    You took a walk to remember ecstasy

    It's not today, not even yesterday

    (The life pursuit, by Belle and Sebastian)

    November 10, 2010

  • i was surprised to see this word being so frequently used by british facebookers on prominent political pages .i wasnt sure how slang it was and it prompted me to search wordnik.on what i found forced me to conclude that perhaps it the most permissible slang in everyday conversation.

    August 31, 2013