ditty ditty  /ˈdɪ ti/


  • (n) a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)


  1. It was a time when, despite the opulence of gifts in many homes, the people sang with fervor, in a peculiar popular ditty, that they just wanted to keep what they had.
  2. In the program for his show this morning in Bryant Park, Derek Lam printed his own little ditty, an ode to summer about Rehoboth beach, Asbury Park and Provincetown.
  3. Beggar's ditty from Xiaogang village China's journey from Communism to capitalism didn't begin with a decree from Beijing.


  1. Stock Downgrades: Legg Mason, Inc. Carried Out Feet First

    "Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks." So went a delightful little ditty from 1953. Alas, riots in Istanbul have now become the
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Sean Paul Debuts 'Other Side of Love'

    Filed under: Reggae , Songs After debuting his fifth album, Tomahawk Technique , last year, Sean Paul returns with an upbeat dance track, "Other Side of Love." Centered on issues that plague a relationship, Sean hits hot topics on the Benny Blanco and the Cataracs-produced electro ditty. "Baby you don't have to keep looking through my phon/ If something's going on, girl, you'd already know," he ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Boombox

  3. What One Soccer Game Says About the Zany World of Georgian Politics

    The game opened with a ditty by the prime minister's rapper son, naturally.        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Atlantic


  1. "She (Daniilidou) is a more aggressive player than Ditty," said Mauresmo.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Amelie Mauresmo Source: Malaysia Star

  2. Ms Swinton said: "Come rain or shine, having had our porridge, we're going to meet at Festival Square. We'll chat, read papers, suck a lolly, whatever. Then at exactly 11am The Avalon Boys' soft shoe ditty At the Ball will start. It's a song from...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Tilda Swinton Source: Edinburgh Evening News

  3. "A little ditty called 'Good Vibrations,' maybe you've heard of it," jokes McIntyre.)
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Joey McIntyre Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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