the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Abbreviation: do. Symbol:″.: Compare ditto mark.
another of the same.
Informal. a duplicate; copy.
as already stated; likewise.
to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another person).
to make a copy of, as by using a Ditto machine.
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How to use ditto in a sentence
ditto Virginia, but in reverse; culturally, northern Virginia is Yankee land (but with gun shops).
When the former engaged in his drone filibuster, Cruz showed up in support; ditto for Paul when Cruz held an Obamacare filibuster.
ditto Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who won easily, and might parlay his success into a presidential bid.
ditto that the Court acted (or in-acted) “without providing any explanation whatsoever.”
ditto for Nancy Writebol the other American flown back in that dramatic first wave.
The northern aisle is occupied below with free seats; and above, in a gallery, with ditto.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
For a week past, the house had been tolerably well filled—ditto Mrs. Sutton's hands; ditto her great, heart.At Last | Marion Harland
Sam has been got out of the way by a cooked-up story, ditto your manager.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
And now a cold little hand was stretched out from the left bed towards her, and a cold little hand from the right bed did ditto.Betty Vivian | L. T. Meade
Lot 176—Frock coat and vest, dress coat and vest, ditto, pair of trousers and opera hat.Happy Days | Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for ditto
the aforementioned; the above; the same. Used in accounts, lists, etc, to avoid repetition and symbolized by two small marks (ˌ) known as ditto marks, placed under the thing repeated: Abbreviation: do
(as modifier): a ditto copy
in the same way
informal used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
(tr) to copy; repeat
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