- \‘twi-tər\ [from Middle English twiteren, akin to Old High German zwizzirōn to twitter] intransitive verb 1. to utter successive chirping noises 2a. to talk in a chattering fashion 2b.
giggle, titter3. to tremble with agitation : flutter
transitive verb 1. to utter in chirps or twitters 2. to shake rapidly back and forth :
- noun 1. a trembling agitation :
quiver2. a small tremulous intermittent sound (as of birds) 3a. a light chattering 3b. a light silly laugh : giggle
- \‘twēt\ noun a chirping note tweet intransitive verb (from Merriam-Webster Online)
I can’t believe people are already being prescriptivist over this.