ditz

[ dits ]
/ dɪts /

noun

Slang. airhead2.

Nearby words

  1. dittography,
  2. dittrich's plug,
  3. ditty,
  4. ditty bag,
  5. ditty box,
  6. ditzy,
  7. diu,
  8. diuresis,
  9. diuretic,
  10. diuril

Origin of ditz

First recorded in 1980–85; back formation from ditzy

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Examples from the Web for ditz

  • The youngest of the Kennedy brothers, he treated her like a zany older sister—something of a ditz and a mischievous devil.

    Camelot's Last Lady|Jerry Oppenheimer|August 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Even Ditz condescended to show his dexterity, as a juggler, with empty bottles.

    The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
  • Let my sisters ride in your carriage, otherwise Ditz will come and force his society on them—a thing I would prevent at any price.

    The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
  • Yes, it is easier to lose a thing now than to find it, interposed Ditz, with a cynical laugh.

    The Duel|A. I. Kuprin


British Dictionary definitions for ditz

ditz

/ (dɪts) /

noun

slang, mainly US a silly scatterbrained person

Word Origin for ditz

C20: back-formation from ditzy

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