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[dits] /dɪts/
Slang. airhead2 .
Origin of ditz
First recorded in 1980-85; back formation from ditzy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for ditz
Contemporary Examples
  • The youngest of the Kennedy brothers, he treated her like a zany older sister—something of a ditz and a mischievous devil.

Historical Examples
  • Even ditz condescended to show his dexterity, as a juggler, with empty bottles.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • Let my sisters ride in your carriage, otherwise ditz will come and force his society on them—a thing I would prevent at any price.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • Yes, it is easier to lose a thing now than to find it, interposed ditz, with a cynical laugh.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
British Dictionary definitions for ditz


(slang, mainly US) a silly scatterbrained person
Word Origin
C20: back-formation from ditzy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for ditz



A silly and inane person; a frivolous ninny: a brainy ditz involved with a vulnerable hunk/ little more than a likable, spoiled ditz who allows herself to ruled by chemicals (middle-1970s+)

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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