EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DITTY

This to his own horse and off he would go, humming some ditty to the lazy hobble of his nag.

That is not in the tone of the ditty sung by the Tripe Skewer.

What business had Jack Turner to be singing that ditty under his window?

And thereupon he began a ditty he had composed during the war.

You and a million others recite that ditty, or variations of it every day of the week.

Not unless you are Lancashire born and bred, for it is a complete Lancashire ditty.

"I hope you will never salute my ears with your American ditty," said Lady Keith.

When out of the castle himself he perceived, His voice in a ditty again he upheaved.

It was a ditty that Johannes thought he had often heard the nurse-maids sing.

He continued his ditty, in spite of the angry glances of his leader.

WORD ORIGIN

"short song," c.1300, from Old French ditie "composition, poem, treatise," from Latin dictatum "thing dictated," neuter past participle of dictare "dictate" (see dictate (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DITTY

tune

nounmelody, harmony
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