div·​vy | \ ˈdi-vē How to pronounce divvy (audio) \
divvied; divvying

Definition of divvy

transitive verb

: divide, share usually used with up

Examples of divvy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bloc is pushing for something close to the status quo in which the seas around the U.K. are divvied up between European countries. Ian Wishart, Bloomberg.com, "Europe’s Next Big Gamble: That Boris Johnson Will Blink First," 19 May 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has placed new stresses on home life – and how household duties are divvied up. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pandemic parenting: Dads assess their share of care," 5 May 2020 Lord said the money would be divvied up $750 million to procuring medical supplies and $250 million to shoring up the defense industrial base. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Government's ability to help build coronavirus-fighting products set to 'pick up momentum' after sluggish start," 20 Apr. 2020 Wittbrodt would then divvy up the kickbacks with Dr. Tyler and Fillmore. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Mich. doctor ran $8M cream scam by ripping off UAW members," 27 Nov. 2019 This was another of the game’s big curiosities, how Seattle would divvy up the snaps between Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks day-after review: What I thought might happen and what did happen," 10 Sep. 2018 The projects are often divvied up among Live for Life members based on location. Dan Reilly, Fortune, "How over 100 live-event companies pivoted to building temporary coronavirus hospitals and testing sites," 21 Apr. 2020 The fund gets divvied up among nonprofit affordable housing developers. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Berkeley council weighs controversial rules for new housing development," 14 Apr. 2020 McDaniel and three members of his staff divvied up the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and constructed individualized workouts for each player. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers head trainer Brandon McDaniel to stream workouts for fans twice a week," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of divvy

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for divvy

by shortening & alteration from divide

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26 May 2020

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“Divvy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divvy. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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