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RT, rtwt (abbreviations)


re- +‎ tweet


retweet (third-person singular simple present retweets, present participle retweeting, simple past and past participle retweeted)

  1. (Internet, transitive) To repost or forward another user's message on the microblogging social networking website Twitter.
    • 2009, Geert Conard, Friends with Benefits, Networking in a New Economy:
      Because your messages will be relevant to them, they are much more likely to retweet your messages and recommend that other people follow you on Twitter.



retweet (plural retweets)

  1. (Internet) A message reposted or forwarded in this way.
    • 2011, Dave Wooldridge, Michael Schneider, The Business of iPhone and iPad App Development (page 339)
      You know it's an iPhone or iPad app, but those new to you, who came via a retweet or Twitter search, may not know which platform your app supports.
    • 2013, Daxton Stewart, Social Media and the Law (page 42)
      According to Stewart's analysis, current case law makes it unlikely a retweeter would be held liable for a defamatory retweet []
    • 2018, Ling Ma, chapter 2, in Severance, →ISBN:
      The sheer density of information and misinformation at the End, encapsulated in news articles and message-board theories and clickbait traps that had propagated hysterically through retweets and shares, had effectively rendered us more ignorant, more helpless, more innocent in our stupidity.





retweet m (plural retweets)

  1. (Internet) retweet