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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ditty  \Dit"ty\,  n.;  pl  {Ditties}.  [OE.  dite,  OF  diti['e],  fr 
  L.  dictatum  p.  p.  neut.  of  dictare  to  say  often  dictate, 
  compose.  See  {Dictate},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  saying  or  utterance;  especially,  one  that  is  short  and 
  frequently  repeated;  a  theme. 
 
  O,  too  high  ditty  for  my  simple  rhyme.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  song;  a  lay;  a  little  poem  intended  to  be  sung. 
  ``Religious,  martial,  or  civil  ditties.''  --Milton. 
 
  And  to  the  warbling  lute  soft  ditties  sing. 
  --Sandys. 




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