Definition of ditty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ditty

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪti//
 
(pl. ditties)(often humorous) Pieces of music
 
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a short simple song It reminds me of a little music-hall ditty my grandad used to sing. See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin Middle English: from Old French dite ‘composition’, from Latin dictatum (neuter) ‘something dictated’, from dictare ‘to dictate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ditty