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[dit-see] /ˈdɪt si/
adjective, ditzier, ditziest.
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Examples for ditzy
  • 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


adjective -zier, -ziest, -sier, -siest
(slang) silly and scatterbrained
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from dotty + dizzy
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Word Origin and History for ditzy
also ditsy, "stupid, scatterbrained" (esp. of women), late 1970s U.S. slang, of unknown origin, perhaps related to earlier slang dicty (1926) "conceited, snobbish," also of unknown origin. The noun ditz (1984) is a back-formation.
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Slang definitions & phrases for ditzy



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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