or dit·zy


adjective, dit·si·er, dit·si·est. 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
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Contemporary Examples of ditsy

  • Would she try to reinvent herself for a third time in her career—showing up the ditsy reputation she earned on Idol?

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    Paula Abdul's Live To Dance Comeback

    Richard Rushfield

    January 5, 2011

  • Ellen is certainly not likely to play the part of Cowell's ditsy, flummoxed sidekick.

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    Ellen's First Night

    Richard Rushfield

    February 9, 2010