AskDefine | Define ditto

Dictionary Definition

ditto n : a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated [syn: ditto mark] v : repeat an action or statement; "The next speaker dittoed her argument"

User Contributed Dictionary



First attested in 1625. From etyl it detto, past participle of dire < etyl la dico


  • italbrac RP /ˈdɪtəʊ/
  • italbrac US /ˈdɪtoʊ/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪtəʊ


  1. The same as stated before.
  2. A duplicate of a document.
    Please run off twenty-four dittos of this assignment, for my students.
  3. A symbol consisting of two apostrophes (") indicating that the item preceding is to be repeated.

Derived terms

  • ditto mark


the same as stated before
a symbol consisting of two apostrophes (")

Extensive Definition

Ditto (from Italian ditto "(in) the said (month or year)") may refer to:
In printing:
In media and popular culture:
  • Ditto mark (", 〃 or do.; Unicode: U+3003) meaning "repeat the above information here"
  • Ditto drive, an Iomega tape drive
  • Ditto suit, an early precursor of the lounge suit

See also


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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