ditz

noun

: a ditzy person

Examples of ditz in a Sentence

I felt like a total ditz for forgetting about the appointment
Recent Examples on the Web Allen’s dramatic assertions about the lusts of movie men for a nubile young woman are matched by his contemptuous depiction of her as a ditz out of her depth, especially as compared to the soulful rebel Gatsby, who throws her over for a younger girl (Gomez). Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2024 No rescue came for Mary Queen of Scots nor Anne nor that poor deluded ditz Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of Henry, who also lost her head. Tina Brown, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 This time the ditz is Muriel Tate, a New Jersey woman who comes to the Plaza to see, for the first time in nearly 17 years, her high school boyfriend, Jesse Kiplinger. Jesse Green, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 The look might be a tad chic and sophisticated for unworldly ditz Muriel, but the star looks so sensational, who’s quibbling? David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 Nason and Furst also witnessed first-hand the dynamic between the couple, in which DeAnne acts like the ditz to Mark’s daddy. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 30 Aug. 2021 Marie Wilson played Irma, a ditz who fit the dizzy blonde stereotype. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, 5 Sep. 2017 None of these characters is particularly well drawn, and Sarandon veers dangerously close to parody, coming off more like a Dubuque ditz than a Brooklyn bohemian. David Lewis, star-telegram.com, 10 May 2017 Revolving around a succession of romantic misadventures, the film was written by Madelyn, whose mostly witty dialogue and assured performance as an aimless college grad updates the archetype of the smart ditz with a modern sexual frankness. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ditz was in 1978

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“Ditz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditz. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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