ditto

[dit-oh]
noun, plural dittos.
1.
the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Abbreviation: do. Symbol: ″. Compare ditto mark.
2.
another of the same.
3.
Informal. a duplicate; copy.
adverb
4.
as already stated; likewise.
verb (used with object), dittoed, dittoing.
5.
to make a copy of, using a Ditto machine.
6.
to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another person).

Origin:
1615–25; < Italian, variant of detto < Latin dictus said, past participle of dīcere to say; see dictum

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ditto (ˈdɪtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
1.  do the aforementioned; the above; the same. Used in accounts, lists, etc, to avoid repetition and symbolized by two small marks (ˌ) known as ditto marks, placed under the thing repeated
2.  informal
 a.  a duplicate
 b.  (as modifier): a ditto copy
 
adv
3.  in the same way
 
sentence substitute
4.  informal used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
 
vb , -tos, -tos, -toing, -toed
5.  (tr) to copy; repeat
 
[C17: from Italian (Tuscan dialect), variant of detto said, from dicere to say, from Latin]

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ditto
1625, Tuscan dial. ditto "(in) the said (month or year)," from It. detto, pp. of dire "to say," from L. dicere (see diction). Originally used in It. to avoid repetition of month names in a series of dates; generalized meaning of "same as above" first recorded in Eng. 1678.
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Example sentences
Wallow in memories of the ditto machine and armor plate.
I'll volunteer to run off copies of our papers on a ditto machine.
Ditto for when the sun arcs high and a sight-hunting predator might more easily spot you.
Ditto any number of irregular shapes and combinations of them.
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