ditzy

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Unknown. Possibilities include an alteration of dizzy or (if the word were of American origin) a borrowing from dialectal German dutzig, also dützig, ditzig (numb, dazed, dizzy, as after having been punched; dull, stupid), from dialectal dutzen (to butt, hit, punch). Compare German verdutzt (dumbfounded) and regional Dötsche (bump, dent, bruise).

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ditzy (comparative ditzier, superlative ditziest)

  1. (informal) Silly or scatterbrained, usually of a woman.

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