Ditties
Ditty Dit"ty, n.; pl. {Ditties}. [OE. dite, OF. diti['e], fr. L. dictatum, p. p. neut. of dictare to say often, dictate, compose. See {Dictate}, v. t.] 1. A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme. [1913 Webster]

O, too high ditty for my simple rhyme. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung. ``Religious, martial, or civil ditties.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And to the warbling lute soft ditties sing. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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