divvy

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English[edit]

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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 the money into equal portions to split between us.
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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), page 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!

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