noun, plural dit·ties.
verb (used without object), dit·tied, dit·ty·ing.
verb (used with object), dit·tied, dit·ty·ing.
- ditto mark,
- dittrich's plug,
- ditty bag,
- ditty box,
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.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin 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.)).