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[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditzier, ditziest.


or ditzy

[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditsier, ditsiest. Slang.
flighty and easily confused; mildly or harmlessly eccentric.
Origin of ditsy
1975-80; expressive coinage, perhaps with elements of dotty1 and dizzy; cf. -sy Unabridged
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adjective -zier, -ziest, -sier, -siest
(slang) silly and scatterbrained
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from dotty + dizzy
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Word Origin and History for ditzy

also ditsy, "stupid, scatterbrained" (especially of women), by 1973, U.S. slang, of unknown origin; one guess is that it is related to earlier U.S. black slang dicty (1926) "conceited, snobbish," also of unknown origin, but the sense is very difficult. The noun ditz (1982) appears to be a back-formation.

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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.
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