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ditzy

[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditzier, ditziest.
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  • She seems perpetually atwitter, at once ditzy and all knowing.
  • The vain primping of the two ditzy stepsisters is projected by large-screen close-ups.
  • The saleslady was extremely pushy, rude, and frankly quite ditzy.
  • They gave me a pill to make me ditzy and stuffed me into the tube.
  • Fisher is sublime as the ditzy, beautiful friend with a self-destructive streak.
British Dictionary definitions for ditzy

ditzy

/ˈdɪtsɪ/
adjective -zier, -ziest, -sier, -siest
1.
(slang) silly and scatterbrained
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from dotty + dizzy
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Word Origin and History for ditzy
adj.

also ditsy, "stupid, scatterbrained" (especially of women), by 1973, U.S. slang, of unknown origin; one guess is that it is related to earlier U.S. black slang dicty (1926) "conceited, snobbish," also of unknown origin, but the sense is very difficult. The noun ditz (1982) appears to be a back-formation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ditzy

ditzy

adjective

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]


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