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  1. Mathematics, Mechanics. divergence.
  2. Music. divisi.
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Examples from the Web for div

Historical Examples

  • She could only say to her-self—'And folk ca's him half-wuttit, div they!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • I wish Aunt Vinnie would be here forever, and div us dood victuals.

    The Young Surveyor;

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • I ken weel 'tis me ye are glowerin' at—div ye no' ken what's the matter wi' me?'

    Madame Midas

    Fergus Hume

  • On Tuesday Fatty the butler came into the 3rd Div scoolroom with a message.

    Lost Diaries

    Maurice Baring

  • Clipping his neck as far as she could, she said, "Div me a tis, first."

British Dictionary definitions for div


  1. maths short for divergence (def. 4)
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  1. prison slang a stupid or foolish person
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Word Origin

C20: probably shortened and changed from deviant
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