Twitter etymology

English word Twitter comes from Proto-Germanic *twitwizōną (To twitter; chirp.)

Detailed word origin of Twitter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*twitwizōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To twitter; chirp.
*twiterian Old English (ang)
twiteren Middle English (enm)
twitter English (eng) (intransitive) To utter a succession of chirps.. (intransitive, transitive) (of a person) To talk in an excited or nervous manner.. (obsolete, transitive) To twit; to reproach or upbraid.. To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle. The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds.. Unwanted [...]
Twitter English (eng) (ambitransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter; to tweet. An online social networking service that enables users to send and read short (140-character) messages. (internet, informal) A user account belonging to the above service.

Words with the same origin as Twitter

Descendants of *twitwizōną