div·vy | \ ˈdi-vē \
divvied; divvying

Definition of divvy 

transitive verb

: divide, share usually used with up

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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 Although Syria’s war began as a purely internal matter, much of the country has now been divvied up among outside powers. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "Syria’s army is on a path to victory after ousting rebels from Damascus," 26 May 2018 Ministries have long been divvied up among the various political factions in return for their support, resulting cronyism and ineptitude. Fox News, "Iraqi vote offers chance to chart post-IS future," 8 May 2018 These latter roles are divvied up among Russell Dixon (who has the funniest roles and makes the most of them), Frances Marshall, Laura Matthews, Laurence Pears and Louise Shuttleworth, all of whom shift from part to part with a magician’s skill. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘A Brief History of Women’ Review: Dark Comedy of Manors," 8 May 2018 The rest of the profits will be be divvied up among Madison, and three other students, including Brayden Taylor, also 16, who also manned the Flashing Flora inventor booth at the expo. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Amateur inventors right the world with solutions for back pain, broken windows, wobbly tables and inaccessible toilets," 27 Apr. 2018 The rest are divvied up among a handful of other high-profile local restaurants. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Flower power: Bay Area chefs and farmers push petals into the mainstream," 19 Apr. 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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