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ID #1891

ditty

[OED, any composition in verse, obs.→1614; cf, also Scots ditty a story CSD] n. a story: 1895 So dat's de end o' dat ditty [referring to a short tale in prose] (Edwards 97).

Tags: folktales, noun

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Last update: 2011-02-13 22:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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