dittohead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ditto +‎ -head, coined by callers to Rush Limbaugh's radio show who begin their remarks with "Ditto!" or "Dittoes!" to concur with a previous comment without restating it.

Noun[edit]

dittohead (plural dittoheads)

  1. (US, slang) A devotee of Rush Limbaugh, his radio program, or his opinions.
    • 2006, Jim Derych, Confessions of a Former Dittohead, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Ig Publishing, →ISBN, page 7:
      Being a dittohead means you think that Rush is the beginning, middle, and end of political knowledge and information, and that that knowledge and information always show that Republicans are right, liberals (and everyone else) wrong. Dittoheads believe “if only you understood politics, you'd be a Republican.”
  2. (US, slang, derogatory) Someone who mindlessly agrees with an idea, especially those who agree only as a supporter of a person who expressed the idea.
    Synonyms: follower, sheeple
    Hyponym: yes man

References[edit]

  • The Seattle Times. "On a mission to save America's natural majesty". Pg. H23. October 1, 2004.