Meaning of ditto in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪtəʊ/

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nounplural noun dittos

  • 1The same thing again (used in lists and accounts and often indicated by a ditto mark under the word or figure to be repeated).

    repetition, duplication, replication, rerun
    1. 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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And ditto all of you… lots of good material here.’
      • ‘And ditto for those big 4-wheel-drive badges on the mud flaps.’
      • ‘Tactically, it's clear that the fleet is less handily placed in Holland, and the army ditto in Denmark.’


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