[ div-uh t ]
/ ˈdɪv ət /


Golf. a piece of turf gouged out with a club in making a stroke.
Scot. a piece of turf.

Origin of divot

1530–40; orig. Scots, earlier deva(i)t, diffat, duvat, of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for divot

  • Before applying for the job our young friend Foozle would like to know whether he will be required to replace the divot.

  • Scottish boys often weight it at the end with a "divot" which is a little piece of actual turf, both grass and root, all together.

    The Playwork Book|Ann Macbeth
  • Those who eat and chatter, kiss hands and smile, but never take a divot are losers of something that is heartening.

    The Happy Golfer|Henry Leach
  • He quietly lifted the lower edge of a divot on the roof, and peeped in to see what was going on.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

British Dictionary definitions for divot

/ (ˈdɪvət) /


a piece of turf dug out of a grass surface, esp by a golf club or by horses' hooves

Word Origin for divot

C16: from Scottish, of obscure origin
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