‘Tweet’ Is Now Official Word, Says Oxford English Dictionary

June 19, 2013 7:59 am

Now when you say or write “tweet,” you can be confident you’re using correct English.

The Oxford English Dictionary has officially added that word – along with 85 others, including “flash mob” and “geekery” — this week.

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“The noun and verb tweet (in the social-networking sense) has just been added to the OED,” Chief Editor John Simpson explained on the official website. “This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for ten years before consideration for inclusion. But it seems to be catching on.”

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The OED dates the word “tweet” all the way back to 2007, but in 2011 they did add “retweet” to the dictionary. With this new addition,

To see the full list of new words, click here.