dit·​zy | \ ˈdit-sē How to pronounce ditzy (audio) \
variants: or ditsy
ditzier or ditsier; ditsiest

Definition of ditzy

: eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane : dizzy

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Other Words from ditzy

ditziness or ditsiness \ -​nəs How to pronounce ditsiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of ditzy in a Sentence

tried to have a serious conversation with her, but she kept saying ditzy things like “Ooh, you're so cute!”

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Bild Lilli was a single-panel comic character in a German tabloid — a sweet, ditzy, curvy figment of the male imagination, frequently losing her clothes and enjoying the company of men. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Barbie's 60th Birthday Wish Was to Be More Inclusive. Now What?," 2 May 2019 Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams play ditzy 15-year-olds who witness part of the break-in while sneaking out to send fan mail to teen idol Bobby Sherman. Don Steinberg, WSJ, "For Filmmakers, Watergate Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving," 23 Oct. 2018 Dark magicians, meanwhile, might be killing wondrous creatures to fuel their powers, but some are ditzy enough to narrowly miss walking into trees. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The Dragon Prince is influenced by Avatar: The Last Airbender in the best ways," 7 Sep. 2018 Quinn tries to be less ditzy and gets rejected by a tutor voiced by Carson Daly! Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "9 'Daria' Details I'm Praying to See in MTV's Reboot," 22 June 2018 And in 2004, most 20-year-old women did not want to be Mirandas (smart, cynical, ambitious, abrasive) or Charlottes (ditzy, sweet, old-fashioned, pretty) or even Samanthas (licentious, power hungry, slightly narcissistic). Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Confessions of a Recovering Wannabe Carrie Bradshaw," 5 June 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp' (2018) More goofy fun, but Evangeline Lilly gets a bigger, more-heroic role and Rudd plays the equivalent of a ditzy blonde from a '50s B-movie. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "We rank every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from worst to best," 6 July 2018 My longstanding but somewhat ditzy friend sent an invitation to attend her daughter’s college graduation. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Uncle wonders why family members are ghosting him," 14 May 2018 With her well-meaning, but ditzy demeanor, Kelsey spent most of the first season providing comic relief in tense situations by putting her lack of common sense on full display for her classmates. refinery29.com, "Why This Dear White People Lesbian Narrative Is So Important," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of ditzy

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ditzy

origin unknown

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English Language Learners Definition of ditzy

chiefly US, informal : silly and tending to forget things

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