divot

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noun div·ot \ˈdi-vət\

Definition of divot

  1. 1 Scotland :  a square of turf or sod

  2. 2 :  a loose piece of turf (as one dug from a golf fairway in making a shot)

Origin and Etymology of divot

alteration of earlier Scots devat, from Middle English (Scots) duvat


First Known Use: 1586


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divot

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noun div·ot \ˈdi-vət\

Definition of divot for English Language Learners

  • : a loose piece of grass and dirt that is dug out of the ground when the ground is struck by something (such as a golf club)

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