Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Eccentric or scatterbrained: "Needless to say, this ditsy crew succeeds in spite of itself” ( David Ansen).

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of ditzy.

Etymologies

Perhaps blend of dotty + dizzy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Her great friend Observer columnist Victoria Coren admires Winkleman's disarming charm, but suggests viewers should not be fooled by her "ditsy" antics.

    Claudia Winkleman: The quirky charm of TV's new film buff

  • The first one looks like a cute girl, maybe "ditsy" (never really liked that word).

    Planet Ubuntu

  • She heads a classy cast, with soprano Eglise Gutierrez in the ditsy coloratura role of Fairy Godmother and the mezzo Alice Coote in rapturous, unblemished voice, a stupendous Prince Charming.

    Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review

  • In it, a dentist tells his ditsy but sweet girlfriend that he's married so she won't get serious.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: Cactus Flower Wilts

  • The academic father, Christopher (Stanley Townsend) constantly denigrates his blocked novelist wife, Beth (magnificent Kika Markham), who is determined, but with ditsy working methods: It's a marriage-breakdown detective novel.

    Raine's Tribal Instinct Breaks Down the Language Barriers

  • Alas, she went back to playing ditsy blondes seemingly for the rest of her career.

    2009 April : Scrubbles.net

  • The original "On a Clear Day" was the muddled story of Mark Bruckner, a Manhattan psychiatrist who hypnotizes a ditsy young client named Daisy and discovers that she appears to be the reincarnation of one Melinda Wells, an 18th-century society lady from London, with whom he thereupon falls in love.

    'Clear Day,' Muddled Effort

  • In the new "On a Clear Day," whose book, written by Peter Parnell, retains recognizable chunks of Mr. Lerner's 1965 script but has mostly been written from scratch, the shrink (Harry Connick Jr.) is the star and his ditsy young client becomes a ditsy gay florist (David Turner) who appears to be the reincarnation of a gorgeous swing-era big-band canary (Jessie Mueller).

    'Clear Day,' Muddled Effort

  • But it doesn't look like it will make much difference either way – we were left with near certainty that Ra'Nell was about to take over his ditsy neighbour's skunk farm as she was about to go into labour – and it feels like this is a drama that isn't going to end well for anyone.

    TV review: Top Boy; Attack of the Trip Advisors

  • And then the two hosts -- the guy who looked like John Waters and the ditsy girl who was both hot and hilarious, which is a Loch Ness Monster rare combination.

    Paul Carr: The Strip Diary, Day Three: Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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