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

Definition of divvy

transitive verb

: divide, share usually used with up

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The offseason, through training camp, will determine how the carries get divvied up. SI.com, "Fantasy Football Preseason Reports: A Scout’s Take on Every Team," 5 July 2018 At issue are federal dollars divvied up by population data and the once-a-decade apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives based on population. John Myers, latimes.com, "Essential Politics: A backlash to the California 'resistance,' even as the fight continues," 28 Mar. 2018 The property is now owned by Howard Love’s five children, who divvy up vacation time on the property and selectively lease it to other quail hunters. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Giant Plantation Once Owned by Chrysler Chief Asks Almost $30 Million," 15 Nov. 2018 Ultimately the council chose to divvy up the discretionary funding fairly evenly between housing and the ballpark, leaving only $8 million for tourism promotion. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "King County Council gives final approval to $135 million in public funds for Mariners ballpark," 17 Sep. 2018 Congressional leaders typically strike an agreement on the overall funding level, but leave it to the appropriations panel to divvy it up between agencies. WSJ, "Meet the New Agenda Setters in the House," 7 Nov. 2018 The Planning Commission, which oversees most federally funded transportation projects for eight metro-area parishes, focuses on divvying out federal dollars equitably to parishes rather than injecting into their individual affairs. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "How does the New Orleans area get true regional transit?," 20 May 2018 The standard way of divvying up investments — such as the 60% stock/40% bond portfolio — doesn't get this younger set jazzed up. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Millennial 401(k)s: a peek inside their "socially responsible" investments," 11 May 2018 Even getting that will be a stretch, especially if the channels are divvied up. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Disney’s Hail-Mary Sports Deal," 4 Dec. 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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