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[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditsier, ditsiest. Slang.
flighty and easily confused; mildly or harmlessly eccentric.
Also, ditzy.
Origin of ditsy
1975-80; expressive coinage, perhaps with elements of dotty1 and dizzy; cf. -sy Unabridged
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  • He teaches viewers--and the ditsy host--to make bread dough, pizzas, and sourdough starter.
British Dictionary definitions for ditsy


adjective -zier, -ziest, -sier, -siest
(slang) silly and scatterbrained
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from dotty + dizzy
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Vapid and frivolous; silly; airheaded: Charles Ruggles's ditsy bimbo/ Is there something in the air that makes Washington wives ditsy?

[mid-1970s+; perhaps a blending of dizzy and dotty]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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