transitive verb (divvied; divvying) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from divide Date: 1877 divide, shareusually used with up

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  • divvy — noun [countable] FINANCE another spelling of divi * * * Ⅰ. divvy UK US /ˈdɪvi/ noun [C] UK INFORMAL ► (also divi) FINANCE …   Financial and business terms

  • divvy — div vy (d[i^]v v[y^]), v. t. & i. [shortened from divide.] divide up among a group; distribute; often followed by up; as, divvy up the proceeds; divvy up the loot. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divvy — (d[i^]v v[y^]), n. [shortened from dividend.] a dividend, especially one paid by a cooperative society. [British] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divvy — (v.) 1872, American English, originally a noun, a slang shortening of DIVIDEND (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • divvy — informal ► NOUN (also divi) (pl. divvies) Brit. ▪ a dividend or share, especially of profits earned by a cooperative. ► VERB (divvies, divvied) ▪ share out …   English terms dictionary

  • divvy — [div′ē] vt., vi. divvied, divvying [< DIVIDE] Slang to share; divide ( up) n. Slang a division …   English World dictionary

  • divvy — div|vy1 [ˈdıvi] n plural divvies BrE informal a stupid person divvy 2 divvy2 v past tense and past participle divvied present participle divvying third person singular divvies divvy up [divvy sth<=&G …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divvy — I. /ˈdɪvi / (say divee) noun (plural divvies) Colloquial 1. a dividend. 2. (plural) rewards; profits; gains. –verb (t) (divvied, divvying) 3. (sometimes followed by with) to share: I ll divvy the loot with you. –phrase 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • divvy — UK [ˈdɪvɪ] / US verb Word forms divvy : present tense I/you/we/they divvy he/she/it divvies present participle divvying past tense divvied past participle divvied Phrasal verbs: divvy up …   English dictionary

  • divvy — [“divi] n. a share of something. (See also divvy something up.) □ How much is my divvy? □ Give me my divvy so I can go home …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • divvy — adj British odd, stupid, deviant, weak or pathetic. This term, of uncertain origin, has existed in the vocabulary of society s marginals since at least the late 1950s (it is unlikely to derive from deviant, but may be related to daft or daffy, or …   Contemporary slang

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