Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A scatterbrained or eccentric person.

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  • noun informal A scatterbrained person, especially a woman.

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from ditzy.]

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Back-formation from ditzy.

Examples

  • That this unobservant, naïve and unresourceful ditz is supposed to be a covert C.I.A. operative, assigned to trace the flow of money from Islamic charities in Marrakech to terrorist groups, is patently absurd, as is the trajectory of the plot, which abruptly moves from the subjects of house parties and romantic triangles to those of rendition and torture.

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  • Before you scoff at the idea of him having feelings for a tone-deaf, entitled ditz, get this: He's not the only one with a Sugar craving.

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  • The Prine interview makes the editorial mistake of illustrating his reference to a naked "ditz" on an altar in the Ultra Violet sequence with footage of Brenda Scott in a similar situation, inadvertently denigrating his ex-wife and a serious actress.

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  • The Prine interview makes the editorial mistake of illustrating his reference to a naked "ditz" on an altar in the Ultra Violet sequence with footage of Brenda Scott in a similar situation, inadvertently denigrating his ex-wife and a serious actress.

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  • Making the student such a ditz was a poor choice, since it means she can add little to the discussion, and he’s got no personality beyond “messy student geek”.

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  • It might be an invisible disability but sometimes I feel that I wear a sign around my head "ditz," "idiot," "don't take her seriously."

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  • That led to TMZ calling her a "ditz" and an "arrogant buffoon" for claiming that Sweden was a neutral country rather Switzerland during WWII.

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  • That led to TMZ calling her a "ditz" and an "arrogant buffoon" for claiming that Sweden was a neutral country rather Switzerland during WWII.

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  • That led to TMZ calling her a "ditz" and an "arrogant buffoon" for claiming that Sweden was a neutral country rather Switzerland during WWII.

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  • When it comes to Palin, there is no "chagrin on the left", only relief that the "ditz" wasn't voted into public office, representing the United States, what a fiasco that would have been.

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