noun, plural dit·ties.
verb (used without object), dit·tied, dit·ty·ing.
verb (used with object), dit·tied, dit·ty·ing.
Origin of ditty
Examples from the Web for ditty
A high school vibe overtook the hall: it was a pep rally, complete with its own music video—“Kahana was right,” laments the ditty.
“Miss Atomic Bomb,” a five-minute ditty that swells into a soaring rock anthem, is an early standout.The Killers Talk New Album ‘Battle Born,’ Mitt Romney, Mormonism & More|Marlow Stern|September 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I was surprised into crooning this ditty as I pushed her over the floor.Great Expectations|Charles Dickens
After tea I am made sing some fal lal la of a ditty, and am sent to bed with a 'Good night, pretty miss,' or 'sweet dear.'The Heroine|Eaton Stannard Barrett
His full manly voice trolled forth many a ditty, sounding above the whistling of the storm and the roar of the waves.The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader|W.H.G. Kingston
It was a ditty that Johannes thought he had often heard the nurse-maids sing.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
Proud Signil began, a ditty she sang,To the ears of the Queen in her bed it rang.
British Dictionary definitions for ditty
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for ditty
Word Origin and History for ditty
"short song," c.1300, from Old French ditie "composition, poem, treatise," from Latin dictatum "thing dictated," neuter past participle of dictare "dictate" (see dictate (v.)).