Definition of ditty
: an especially simple and unaffected song
Examples of ditty in a sentence
Play us a little ditty.
<sung a little ditty in a minor key>
Origin and Etymology of ditty
Middle English ditee, from Anglo-French dité story, song, from past participle of diter to compose, from Latin dictare to dictate, compose
First Known Use: 14th century
DITTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ditty for English Language Learners
: a short and simple song
DITTY Defined for Kids
Definition of ditty for Students
: a short simple song
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