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[dit-oh] /ˈdɪt oʊ/
noun, plural dittos.
1.
the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Symbol: ″.
Abbreviation: do.
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
1615-1625
1615-25; < Italian, variant of detto < Latin dictus said, past participle of dīcere to say; see dictum
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ditto

/ˈdɪtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
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 do
2.
(informal)
  1. a duplicate
  2. (as modifier) a ditto copy
adverb
3.
in the same way
sentence substitute
4.
(informal) used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
verb -tos, -toing, -toed
5.
(transitive) to copy; repeat
Word Origin
C17: from Italian (Tuscan dialect), variant of detto said, from dicere to say, from Latin
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Word Origin and History for dittoed
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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