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 \ ˈdit-​sē-​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!”
Recent Examples on the Web The tune scorned the ditzy middle-class teens who spoke in uptalk and spent their free time at the mall. New York Times, "When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood," 11 May 2020 Somehow, even the kids — ditzy Haley, brainy Alex, dim-bulb Luke, and old soul Manny (Rico Rodriguez) — were entertaining (and TV-cute). Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Modern Family's series finale is a feel-good farewell to a comedy pioneer: Review," 9 Apr. 2020 When Little Rock falls for a hippie survivor named Berkeley (Avan Jogia) and runs off with him, Wichita goes back to the White House—only to find Columbus has hooked up on the rebound with a ditzy survivor named Madison (Zoey Deutch). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Zombieland: Double Tap delivers wise-cracking, brain-splattering fun," 18 Oct. 2019 At first, Ki-Woo is thrilled by the opportunity to work for the refined Mr. Park (Lee Sun-kyun) and his ditzy wife, Yeon-kyo (a very funny Cho Yeo-jeong), tutoring their daughter, Da-hye (Jung Zi-so). Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "The Gripping Class Horror of Parasite," 10 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, women are frequently portrayed as ditzy sexpots or screeching old ladies. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Monty Python's Flying Circus," 4 Oct. 2019 Adding comic relief – and enjoying her share of the spotlight – is Moonlight favorite Bets Malone in the role of Norma Cassidy, King Marchan’s jilted and very ditzy girlfriend. Pomerado News, "Moonlight ends season with entertaining ‘Victor/Victoria’," 18 Sep. 2019 There were other fun and colorful ditzy floral prints while cascading floral rhinestone designs were also added here and there. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Collina Strada's NYFW 2019 Runway Show Was All About Saving The Earth," 9 Sep. 2019 There’s also, naturally, a couple of young lovers — Megan Gwynn giving a ditzy girl voice to Anne Page; Christopher Rowe playing it straight as her upstanding suitor Fenton — who are being kept apart by their elders. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "A funny, slapstick ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ from Capital Classics," 15 July 2019

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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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16 May 2020

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“Ditzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditzy. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ditzy

chiefly US, informal : silly and tending to forget things

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