divvy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from divide.

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Noun[edit]

divvy (plural divvies)

  1. A share or portion
  2. (UK) A dividend, especially one from the Co-op

Verb[edit]

divvy (third-person singular simple present divvies, present participle divvying, simple past and past participle divvied)

  1. To divide something into portions.
    We divvied up the money to split between us.

Etymology 2[edit]

First appearance in San Diego's Daily World, 22 Sept 1872, as "divy," apparent abbreviation for "division."

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Noun[edit]

divvy (plural divvies)

  1. A foolish person.
    Put it down and stop being a divvy!