noun, plural dit·tos.
verb (used with object), dit·toed, dit·to·ing.
Origin of ditto
Examples from the Web for ditto
Contemporary Examples of ditto
Ditto Virginia, but in reverse; culturally, northern Virginia is Yankee land (but with gun shops).Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
When the former engaged in his drone filibuster, Cruz showed up in support; ditto for Paul when Cruz held an Obamacare filibuster.Rand Paul Beats Ted Cruz, Saves NSA From ‘Reform’
Tim Mak, Olivia Nuzzi
November 19, 2014
Ditto Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who won easily, and might parlay his success into a presidential bid.For Conservatives, Liberal Tears Taste Sweet
November 5, 2014
Ditto that the Court acted (or in-acted) “without providing any explanation whatsoever.”Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
Ditto for Nancy Writebol the other American flown back in that dramatic first wave.The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola
October 1, 2014
Historical Examples of ditto
In many places, ditto marks have been replaced with their intended text.
Some birds as food, some fishes as ditto; beeves as food and sometimes as appliers of strength; horses in both characters.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
Ditto George, the gasman, steadiest and most reliable man I ever employed.The Letters of Charles Dickens
Ditto the juice from the oil refineries which polluted the rivers when I was a kid.Within Prison Walls
Thomas Mott Osborne
We might go in the boat somewhere and take our book and our dinner, and have a grand time, Ditto!Pine Needles
Susan Bogert Warner
noun plural -tos
- a duplicate
- (as modifier)a ditto copy
verb -tos, -toing or -toed
Word Origin for ditto
1620s, Tuscan dialectal ditto "(in) the said (month or year)," literary Italian detto, past participle of dire "to say," from Latin dicere (see diction).
Originally used in Italian to avoid repetition of month names in a series of dates; generalized meaning of "same as above" first recorded in English 1670s. Dittohead, self-description of followers of U.S. radio personality Rush Limbaugh, attested by 1995. dittoship is from 1869.