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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈdɪvi/
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Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of dividend +‎ -y.

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NounEdit

divvy (plural divvies)

  1. (informal) A dividend; a share or portion.

VerbEdit

divvy (third-person singular simple present divvies, present participle divvying, simple past and past participle divvied)

  1. (informal, transitive) To divide into portions.
    We divvied the money into equal portions to split between us.
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Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain.

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NounEdit

divvy (plural divvies)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A foolish person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fool
    Put it down and stop being a divvy!

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Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

divvy (comparative more divvy, superlative most divvy)

  1. (informal, dated) Divine; very pleasant, wonderful.
    • 1924, Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not..., Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), page 36:
      ‘You'd find,’ the priest said, ‘that it whittled down until the only divvy moment was when you stood waiting in the booking-office for the young man to take the tickets.’