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Origin of ditz

First recorded in 1980–85; back formation from ditzy
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Related Words for ditz

dingbat, ninny, airhead, birdbrain, rattlebrain

Examples from the Web for ditz

Contemporary Examples of ditz

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

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    Camelot's Last Lady

    Jerry Oppenheimer

    August 26, 2009

Historical Examples of ditz

  • 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


  1. slang, mainly US a silly scatterbrained person

Word Origin for ditz

C20: back-formation from ditzy
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