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ditsy

or ditzy

[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditsier, ditsiest. Slang.
1.
flighty and easily confused; mildly or harmlessly eccentric.
Origin of ditsy
1975-1980
1975-80; expressive coinage, perhaps with elements of dotty1 and dizzy; cf. -sy
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ditzy

adjective

Vapid and frivolous; silly; airheaded: Charles Ruggles's ditsy bimbo/ Is there something in the air that makes Washington wives ditsy?

[mid-1970s+; perhaps a blending of dizzy and dotty]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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