Avid vs Twihard - What's the difference?

avid | twihard |

As an adjective avid

is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.

As a noun twihard is

(fandom slang) an avid fan of (stephenie meyer)'s book series or the related films.




(en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
  • * 1996 , , Oyster , Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
  • We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

    Derived terms

    * avidly * avidity





    Alternative forms

    * Twi-hard * twihard * twi-hard


    (en noun)
  • (fandom slang) An avid fan of (Stephenie Meyer)'s book series or the related films.
  • * 2009 , Ann Donahue, "'New Moon' Rising", Billboard , 3 October 2009, page 19:
  • Getting "Twihards " who love virtuous vampires to buy the soundtrack is easy — but getting Radiohead fans to plunk down cash for a little bit of the "New Moon" universe will be a coup.
  • * 2011 , Craig Romano, Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multiday Routes , The Mountaineers Books (2011), ISBN 9781594851100, page 38:
  • Beginning at popular Rialto Beach, share this classic coastline with beachcombers, dog walkers (allowed on-leash to Ellen Creek), and scores of Twihards from across the country.
  • * 2014 , Samantha Tonge, From Paris, With Love , Carina (2014), ISBN 9781472096364, unnumbered page:
  • 'Not me, I'm an out and out Twihard , loved the vampires in Twilight – still do, always will – so I know what it's like when people take the mickey. My brothers drew huge fangs and devil tails on all my posters of Robert Pattinson.'


    * fanpire, Twifan, Twilighter, Twitard (derogatory)


    * Twimom