The Brief: An indirect is a message, post, or tweet that calls out a specific person or event without giving details.


Indirects is a term for messages, tweets, and posts that call out or refer to an individual or an event without disclosing specific details. Indirects are synonymous with subtweets.

According to Urban Dictionary, the term “indirect” dates back to March 2018. The entry shares an example where it is used as a verb. “Did you see Zoey’s finsta post?” “Yeah omg she totally indirected you wtf.”