AskDefine | Define divvy

Dictionary Definition

divvy n : short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society [also: divvied]

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English

Etymology 1

Possibly from divide.

Alternative spellings

Noun

  1. A share or portion
  2. A dividend, especially one from the Co-op

Verb

  1. To divide something into portions.
    We divvied up the money to split between us.

Etymology 2

First appearance in San Diego's Daily World, 22 Sept 1872, as "divy," apparent abbreviation for "division."

Alternative spellings

Noun

  1. A foolish person.
    Put it down and stop being a divvy!
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