divvy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviations, +‎ -y.

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Noun[edit]

divvy (plural divvies)

  1. A dividend; a share or portion.

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.

Adjective[edit]

divvy (comparative more divvy, superlative most divvy)

  1. (now rare, dated)Divine’; very pleasant, wonderful.
    • 1924, Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), p. 36:
      ‘You'd find,’ the priest said, ‘that it whittled down until the only divvy moment was when you stood waiting in the booking-office for the young man to take the tickets.’

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain.

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Noun[edit]

divvy (plural divvies)

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