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.