ditzy
or ditsy adjective (ditzier or ditsier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1973 eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane ; dizzyditziness or ditsiness noun

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  • 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ditzy — [[t]dɪ̱tsi[/t]] ditzier, ditziest also ditsy ADJ GRADED A ditzy person is silly and not very organized. [INFORMAL] Don t tell me my ditzy secretary didn t send you an invitation! …   English dictionary

  • ditzy — adj Scatterbrained. She is a beautiful woman but a little ditzy. 1980s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • ditzy — AND ditsy [“ditsi] mod. giddy; unaware; flighty. □ You are such a ditzy geek! □ Betty has been acting a little ditsy lately. What’s wrong? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ditzy — /dit see/, adj., ditzier, ditziest. ditsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • ditzy — adjective Silly or scatterbrained …   Wiktionary

  • ditzy — dit|zy ditsy [ˈdıtsi] adj AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from dizzy] silly or stupid, and likely to forget things easily >ditz n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ditzy — dit|zy [ dıtsi ] adjective INFORMAL silly and not reliable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ditzy — adj silly, eccentric, twee or frivolous. An invented term, popular especially in the USA since the mid 1970s. The word, which is obviously influenced by dizzy , is generally applied to females …   Contemporary slang

  • ditzy — adj. (Slang) silly; scatterbrained; flighty, irresponsible …   English contemporary dictionary

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