Definitions for DITTOˈdɪt oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dit•toˈdɪt oʊ(n.; adv.)(pl.)-tos

  1. (n.)the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition).

    Ref: Compare ditto mark.

  2. another of the same.

  3. Informal. a duplicate; copy.

    Category: Informal

  4. (adv.)as already stated; likewise.

  5. (v.t.)to make a copy of on a duplicating machine.

  6. to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another).

Origin of ditto:

1615–25; < It, var. of detto < L dictus said, ptp. of dīcere to say; see dictum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ditto mark, ditto(verb)

    a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated

  2. ditto(verb)

    repeat an action or statement

    "The next speaker dittoed her argument"


  1. ditto(Noun)

    That which was stated before, the aforesaid, the above, the same, likewise.

  2. ditto(Noun)

    A duplicate or copy of a document.

    Please run off twenty-four dittos of this assignment, for my students.

  3. ditto(Noun)

    A copy; an imitation.

  4. ditto(Noun)

    A symbol, represented by two apostrophes, inverted commas, or quotation marks (" "), when indicating that the item preceding is to be repeated.

  5. ditto(Verb)

    To repeat the aforesaid, the earlier action etc.

  6. ditto(Adverb)

    As said before, likewise.

  7. Origin: First attested in 1625. From detto, past participle of dire, from dico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ditto(noun)

    the aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition

  2. Ditto(adverb)

    as before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also


  1. Ditto

    Ditto, known in Japan as Metamon is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Ditto first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise.


  1. Ditto

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