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dit·to

 (dĭt′ō)
n. pl. dit·tos
1. The same as stated above or before.
2. A duplicate; a copy.
3. A pair of small marks ( " ) used to indicate that the word, phrase, or figure given above is to be repeated.
adv.
As before.
tr.v. dit·toed, dit·to·ing, dit·tos
To duplicate (a document, for example).

[Italian dialectal, past participle of Italian dire, to say, from Latin dīcere; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: Ditto originally comes from the Latin word dictus, "having been said," the past participle of the verb dīcere, "to say." In Italian dīcere became dire and dictus became detto, or in the Tuscan dialect ditto. Italian detto or ditto meant what said does in legal English, as in "said property." Thus the word could be used in certain constructions to mean "the same as what has been said"; for example, having given the date December 22, one could use 26 detto or ditto for 26 December. The first recorded use of ditto in English occurs in such a construction in 1625.

ditto

(ˈdɪtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the aforementioned; the above; the same. Used in accounts, lists, etc, to avoid repetition and symbolized by two small marks (〃) known as ditto marks, placed under the thing repeated. Abbreviation: do
2. informal
a. a duplicate
b. (as modifier): a ditto copy.
adv
in the same way
sentence substitute
informal used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
vb, -tos, -toing or -toed
(tr) to copy; repeat
[C17: from Italian (Tuscan dialect), variant of detto said, from dicere to say, from Latin]

dit•to

(ˈdɪt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos,
adv. n.
1. the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Compare ditto mark.
2. another of the same.
3. Informal. a duplicate; copy.
adv.
4. as already stated; likewise.
v.t.
5. to make a copy of on a duplicating machine.
6. to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another).
[1615–25; < Italian, variant of detto < Latin dictus said, past participle of dīcere to say; see dictum]

ditto


Past participle: dittoed
Gerund: dittoing

Imperative
ditto
ditto
Present
I ditto
you ditto
he/she/it dittos
we ditto
you ditto
they ditto
Preterite
I dittoed
you dittoed
he/she/it dittoed
we dittoed
you dittoed
they dittoed
Present Continuous
I am dittoing
you are dittoing
he/she/it is dittoing
we are dittoing
you are dittoing
they are dittoing
Present Perfect
I have dittoed
you have dittoed
he/she/it has dittoed
we have dittoed
you have dittoed
they have dittoed
Past Continuous
I was dittoing
you were dittoing
he/she/it was dittoing
we were dittoing
you were dittoing
they were dittoing
Past Perfect
I had dittoed
you had dittoed
he/she/it had dittoed
we had dittoed
you had dittoed
they had dittoed
Future
I will ditto
you will ditto
he/she/it will ditto
we will ditto
you will ditto
they will ditto
Future Perfect
I will have dittoed
you will have dittoed
he/she/it will have dittoed
we will have dittoed
you will have dittoed
they will have dittoed
Future Continuous
I will be dittoing
you will be dittoing
he/she/it will be dittoing
we will be dittoing
you will be dittoing
they will be dittoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dittoing
you have been dittoing
he/she/it has been dittoing
we have been dittoing
you have been dittoing
they have been dittoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dittoing
you will have been dittoing
he/she/it will have been dittoing
we will have been dittoing
you will have been dittoing
they will have been dittoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dittoing
you had been dittoing
he/she/it had been dittoing
we had been dittoing
you had been dittoing
they had been dittoing
Conditional
I would ditto
you would ditto
he/she/it would ditto
we would ditto
you would ditto
they would ditto
Past Conditional
I would have dittoed
you would have dittoed
he/she/it would have dittoed
we would have dittoed
you would have dittoed
they would have dittoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ditto - a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
Verb1.ditto - repeat an action or statement; "The next speaker dittoed her argument"
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
Translations
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ditto

[ˈdɪtəʊ]
A. Nídem, lo mismo
"I'd like coffee" - "ditto (for me)"-yo quiero café -yo lo mismo or y yo
"ditto," said Graham-yo también -dijo Graham
B. CPD ditto marks NPL ditto sign Ncomillas fpl

ditto

[ˈdɪtəʊ] advidem
The window's been broken. Ditto the door.; The window's been broken. Ditto for the door → On a cassé la vitre. La porte idem.

ditto

n I’d like coffee — ditto (for me) (inf)ich möchte Kaffeedito or ich auch; the restaurants are expensive here, and ditto the cinemasdie Restaurants hier sind teuer und die Kinos auch; ditto mark, ditto sign (Typ) → Wiederholungszeichen nt

ditto

[ˈdɪtəʊ]
1. n (in lists) → idem come sopra
ditto marks → virgolette fpl
a coffee, please - ditto (for me) (fam) → per me caffè - per me idem
2. adv (likewise) I'm really fed up - ditto!sono proprio stufa - anch'io!
References in classic literature ?
Of course, there were many light-footed, shrill-voiced American girls, handsome, lifeless-looking English ditto, and a few plain but piquante French demoiselles, likewise the usual set of traveling young gentlemen who disported themselves gaily, while mammas of all nations lined the walls and smiled upon them benignly when they danced with their daughters.
A curious eye, privileged to take an account of stock and investigate behind the counter, would have discovered a barrel, yea, two or three barrels and half ditto,--one containing flour, another apples, and a third, perhaps, Indian meal.
That, now, is what old Bowditch in his Epitome calls the zodiac, and what my almanack below calls ditto.
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
27 Porters 3 Coarse Washers and Ironers 44 Mules 1 Fine ditto 44 Muleteers 7 Cows 2 Milkers
16 Cases Hams 25 Spring Mattresses 2 Barrels Flour 2 Hair ditto 22 Barrels Whiskey Bedding for same 1 Barrel Sugar 2 Mosquito-nets 1 Keg Lemons 29 Tents 2,000 Cigars Scientific Instruments 1 Barrel Pies 97 Ice-axes 1 Ton of Pemmican 5 Cases Dynamite 143 Pair Crutches 7 Cans Nitroglycerin 2 Barrels Arnica 22 40-foot Ladders 1 Bale of Lint 2 Miles of Rope 27 Kegs Paregoric 154 Umbrellas
You shall have something," said he, "for you ought to feel disposed for refreshment after walking nobody knows how far on such a Canadian night as this; but it shall not be brandy-and-water, and it shall not be a bottle of port, nor ditto of sherry.
Phebe ran away singing the multiplication table as she set the tea ditto.
Sportsman looks on approvingly, and orders a ditto for himself.
and one dozen dessert ditto ditto, there were three young stockbrokers (Messrs.
The washing and dressing apparatus for the passengers generally, consists of two jack-towels, three small wooden basins, a keg of water and a ladle to serve it out with, six square inches of looking-glass, two ditto ditto of yellow soap, a comb and brush for the head, and nothing for the teeth.
That of the Peacock differed in no material respect from the generality of such apartments; that is to say, it was a large, bare-looking room, the furniture of which had no doubt been better when it was newer, with a spacious table in the centre, and a variety of smaller dittos in the corners; an extensive assortment of variously shaped chairs, and an old Turkey carpet, bearing about the same relative proportion to the size of the room, as a lady's pocket-handkerchief might to the floor of a watch-box.