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divvy

[ div-ee ]
/ ˈdɪv i /
Informal.
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verb (used with or without object), div·vied, div·vy·ing.
to divide; distribute (often followed by up): The thieves divvied up the loot.
noun, plural div·vies.
a distribution or sharing.
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Origin of divvy

1870–75; div(ide) or div(idend) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for divvy (1 of 2)

divvy1
/ (ˈdɪvɪ) informal /

noun plural -vies
British short for dividend, esp (formerly) one paid by a cooperative society
US and Canadian a share; portion
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
(tr usually foll by up) to divide and share

British Dictionary definitions for divvy (2 of 2)

divvy2
/ (ˈdɪvɪ) /

noun plural -vies
dialect a stupid or foolish person

Word Origin for divvy

C20: perhaps from deviant
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