Definition of twitten in English:



  • A narrow path or passage between two walls or hedges.

    • ‘‘I just saw Meriel wandering off down the twitten past the withy towards the rife’ would make perfect sense to a Sussex person.’
    • ‘You'll be intrigued with the variety of old buildings and the twittens or little passageways.’
    • ‘There are so many twittens in the Milward Road area, it is difficult to explain where they are.’
    • ‘Once parked, walk through the twitten and we are on the other side of the road, obliquely opposite you.’
    • ‘At the end of the path turn right and carry on along the twitten to Castle Precinct.’
    byroad, byway, bridleway, bridle path, path, pathway, footpath, way, towpath, trail, track, road, street, alley, alleyway, roadway, passage, thoroughfare
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Early 19th century: perhaps related to Low German twiete ‘alley, lane’.