- to divide; distribute (often followed by up): The thieves divvied up the loot.
- a distribution or sharing.
Origin of divvy
Examples from the Web for divvy
The December goal is there because it would give appropriators time to write their bills and divvy up the funds Congress approves.Can Washington Stop the Next Shutdown?
December 3, 2013
How did you divvy up material for the articles and the book?Dodging Death in Pakistan
May 12, 2009
Then he sees how selfish it would be to keep all that gold for himself.11 "But how'll I divvy it?"Torchy
"Yes, count, and see if the rascals made a fair 'divvy' of it," added the captain.Up the River
I was going to get Major Sherman to let me divvy up with you.Battling the Clouds
Captain Frank Cobb
I am goin to divvy up, she announced in triumph, but not here.
And now I dont want to divvy up, I dont want to divvy up, because I dont want themhere!
- British short for dividend, esp (formerly) one paid by a cooperative society
- US and Canadian a share; portion
- (tr usually foll by up) to divide and share
- dialect a stupid or foolish person
Word Origin and History for divvy
1872, American English, originally a noun, a slang shortening of dividend; the verb was in use by 1877 and is primary now (the noun is not in "Webster's New World Dictionary"), leading some (e.g. "Webster's") to think the word is a slang alteration of divide. Related: Divvying. In early 20c. British slang the same word was a shortening of divine (adj.).