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Twush

Posted by Elyse Bruce on September 3, 2010

One of the most recent words to make its way into slanguage is the word twush.  A twush is an intense and passing romantic Twitter-based infatuation on a twitter user known as a tweep.  The term was coined by Twitter user, hattalldude.

Twitter was the result of a day-long brainstorming session” at the podcasting company Odeo to end a creative slump.  Jack Dorsey came up with the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.”  Twitter was founded in May 2007. 

Originally, the online twictionary was meant to compile words used on Twitter because tweets are restricted to no more than 140 characters including spaces.  Twitterverse, by virtue of its limitations, spurred it’s own lingo to accommodate those restrictions.

The word twush was added to the Twictionary on June 23, 2009.

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