[ dit-oh ]
/ ˈdɪt oʊ /
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noun, plural dit·tos.
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.
verb (used with object), dit·toed, dit·to·ing.
to make a copy of, using a Ditto machine.
to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another person).
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Origin of ditto

1615–25; <Italian, variant of detto<Latin dictus said, past participle of dīcere to say; see dictum
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Word Origin for ditto

C17: from Italian (Tuscan dialect), variant of detto said, from dicere to say, from Latin
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