Definition of ditto in English:

ditto

Syllabification: dit·to
Pronunciation: /ˈdidō
 
/

noun (plural dittos)

1Used in accounts and lists to indicate that an item is repeated (often indicated by a ditto mark under the word or figure to be repeated).
1.1 informal Used to indicate that something already said is applicable a second time: if one folds his arms, so does the other; if one crosses his legs, ditto
More example sentences
  • I complained and was told I could have only 500 words; ditto, then 700 words.
  • So zero marks for slow, ditto for marketing effectiveness and maybe full marks for enigmatic and intriguing.
  • And ditto the literary works being sampled, which in this novel pay homage to the half-submerged tradition of post-1950 British experimental fiction.
2A similar thing; a duplicate.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'in the aforesaid month'): from Tuscan dialect, variant of Italian detto 'said', from Latin dictus 'said'.

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