dit·​zy ˈdit-sē How to pronounce ditzy (audio)
variants or ditsy
ditzier or ditsier; ditsiest
: eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane : dizzy
ditziness noun
or ditsiness

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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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ditzy was in 1974

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“Ditzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditzy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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variants or ditsy
ditzier or ditsier; ditziest
: unusually silly or giddy
ditziness noun
or ditsiness
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