div·​vy | \ˈdi-vē \
divvied; divvying

Definition of divvy 

transitive verb

: divide, share usually used with up

Examples of divvy in a Sentence

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The main purpose of the $12.5-billion census effort is to get an accurate count of population for divvying up House seats among the states. Evan Halper, latimes.com, "Trump administration's census plan would hurt California, state officials say. Can it be stopped?," 27 Mar. 2018 In a post for backers only, the company details how its remaining assets will be divvied up to pay off outstanding debt and, according toSlashGear, Kickstarter backers are at the very bottom of the list. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "A Great Example of Why You Should Be Careful What You Crowdfund," 5 May 2016 The pair divvied up the songs that the elder Frey sang with the band during his lifetime, with the small Frey taking on the rollicking material and Gill taking the mellow road. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "A revamped Eagles lineup and Chris Stapleton knock the hits out of Minute Maid Park," 16 June 2018 The Metropolitan Opera had a program at New York elementary schools, in which classes were divvied up, and students given different jobs in mounting a stage production. Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle, "Corey Stoll’s love of theater transfers to film in ‘Seagull’ with Annette Bening," 9 May 2018 That’s because the fetus growing inside is entirely reliant on the placenta, which performs a dizzying array of functions (supplying oxygen, food and more) that will later be divvied up among the liver, kidneys, gut and lungs. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "You can inherit schizophrenia. But what happens during pregnancy is key, new study says," 28 May 2018 Combine all ingredients in an 8-ounce spray bottle (or combine in a measuring cup and divvy up into smaller spray bottles). Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make A DIY Ant-Killing Spray With Essential Oils," 16 Aug. 2017 Residents of a Bucks County township received some welcome mail last week after the municipality divvied its surplus by sending $68 checks to property owners. Oona Goodin-smith, Philly.com, "Philly police raid Occupy ICE camp, Atlantic City's culinary energy on the rise | Morning Newsletter," 6 July 2018 And the local raise, once divvied up among more than 9,000 teachers, is more symbolic than life-changing. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "County officials want to give CMS teachers a raise. Can they really do that?," 14 June 2018

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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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