ditto
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɪtəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɪtoʊ/, [ˈdɪɾoʊ]
Noun

ditto (plural dittos)

  1. That which was stated before, the aforesaid, the above, the same, likewise.
    • 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, chapter 14, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1837, OCLC 28228280 ↗:
      A spacious table in the centre, and a variety of smaller dittos in the corners.
  2. (informal) A duplicate or copy of a document, particularly one created by a spirit duplicator.
    Please run off twenty-four dittos of this assignment, for my students.
  3. A copy; an imitation.
  4. A symbol, represented by two apostrophes, inverted commas, or quotation marks (" "), when indicating that the item preceding is to be repeated.
  5. (historical, in the plural) A suit of clothes of the same colour throughout.
Synonyms
  • (symbol) ditto mark, do#Abbreviation|do (abbreviation)
Translations Translations
  • Italian: fac-simile
  • Russian: ко́пия
Translations Adverb

ditto (not comparable)

  1. As said before, likewise.
Verb

ditto (dittos, present participle dittoing; past and past participle dittoed)

  1. (transitive) To repeat the aforesaid, the earlier action etc.
    • 1989, K. K. N. Kurup, Agrarian struggles in Kerala
      The Communists believed that Prakasam, the Prime Minister, never tried to check the bureaucracy but dittoed every action of the corrupt officials and police.
Synonyms Translations
  • Italian: idem
  • Russian: повторя́ть
Interjection
  1. Used to show agreement with what another person has said, or to indicate that what they have said equally applies to the person being addressed.
    - I'm really busy today!
    - Ditto!



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