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 Here are some important points to know about the fund: The Treasury Department will divvy up at least $50 million to every state in the US. Andy Meek, BGR, 13 Jan. 2022 Millions of dollars are on the table in sweeping gambling legislation that will divvy up the Seminole Tribe’s gambling payments for the next 30 years. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 14 May 2021 And the commission is not beholden to how the current lines divvy up minority voters, said Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a Harvard Law School professor who specializes in election law. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 27 Oct. 2021 The Roundtable doesn’t offer breakdowns for how to divvy up the $5 billion. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 The question is where and how to draw the lines on class distinctions, and how to divvy up the cash and other benefits. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Belichick was asked how the team would divvy up the quarterback reps with Newton absent. Mark Daniels, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 It's divided into 52 challenges that divvy up the home into manageable projects organized by room. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Apr. 2021 The suit alleged that the insurers illegally conspired to divvy up markets and avoid competing against one another, driving up customers’ prices. Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ, 3 May 2021

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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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Last Updated

17 Jan 2022

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“Divvy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divvy. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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