Antedating of "tweep"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 27 14:52:12 UTC 2014

"Tweep" has just been added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

M-W's first known use: 2008

Here are 2007 "tweeps" and "tweep":

goodnight....twitters? Tweeps? Twits? Goodnight.
Mar 20th 2007
Robert Sinclaire

Hello to new Tweep @KarrieLyne . Did I mention I have a thing for redheads?
Jul 16th 2007
Joe Cascio

And here they are collected alongside a selection of early examples from


The American Dialect Society -

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