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Ditto. [From Italian ditto, meaning that which has been said, Latin dictum, said] A duplicate. The same thing. Abbreviated do, and is also expressed by two inverted commas ("), sometimes by the dash (-), and sometimes, especially in writing, by two minute-marks ( " ). A ditto-suit is a suit of clothes of the same color or material throughout.