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 But the pressures are immense, more than 3,000 people on the continent are dying of the virus every day, and countries at the outset will be forced to divvy up limited doses. Washington Post, "As drug regulator meets, E.U. prepares for urgent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rollout," 21 Dec. 2020 County health officers and Bay Area hospital administrators have been busily drawing up plans to divvy up doses, and are now expected to notify their workers who goes first. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "FDA authorizes first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S.; Pfizer’s shots to be given next week," 11 Dec. 2020 This year, the city has $879,009 to divvy up between groups that have requested about $1.8 million. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "SECA says Naperville council should reject $94K for new Century Walk art until task force panel review," 4 Dec. 2020 Harrell is gone, of course, to the Lakers, so the choice Lue faces regarding how to divvy up his late-game center minutes isn’t the same one Rivers pondered last year. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Tyronn Lue wins Clippers debut: 5 takeaways from the game," 23 Dec. 2020 At the heart of these battles, say people familiar with the discussions, is the question of how to divvy up the spoils of video streaming. Patience Haggin, WSJ, "Roku Torments Entertainment Giants in Quest to Dominate Streaming," 17 Dec. 2020 The second way to do a virtual cookie swap is slightly more old school: Every participant can make one cookie recipe on their own, then divvy up the batches and ship them to each other. Casey Barber, CNN, "Covid can't stop the holiday cookie swap," 5 Dec. 2020 After Minnesota received the money in May there was a couple-month delay as state leaders debated how to divvy it up. Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's counties, cities use up federal COVID aid as needs persist," 6 Dec. 2020 Once those per-capita-bases allotments arrive, states will have to decide on their own how to divvy up the initial doses among people in the highest-priority groups. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "We don’t have a COVID vaccine yet, but distribution is already messy," 25 Nov. 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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17 Jan 2021

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“Divvy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divvy. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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