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 Rivera told the jury that Wendi Adelson was the one who paid for the hit and detailed how the $100,000 payment was divvied up, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida Latin Kings gangster testifies as star witness in slain FSU professor’s trial," 3 Oct. 2019 These Alabama receivers have that much freedom to divvy up routes? Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alabama WRs have freedom to play rock, paper, scissors for routes," 23 Sep. 2019 The census determines how many seats each state gets in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of federal dollars are divvied up among states. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Secretary of State Alex Padilla, local leaders, promote census at workshop in San Diego," 16 Aug. 2019 Both have long histories with Capitol Hill’s appropriations process, the painstakingly bipartisan and pragmatic job of annually divvying up the one-third of the federal budget allocated by Congress each year. Washington Post, "Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is ‘very close’," 15 July 2019 All while divvying up the revenue UConn leaves behind among the remaining members. Ralph D. Russo, baltimoresun.com, "UConn football heads toward independence; 11 enough for AAC," 25 June 2019 The roster for Week 5 SEC games was thin for the league’s television partners to divvy up. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alabama-Ole Miss kickoff time set," 16 Sep. 2019 Yost, a Republican, argues the local cases usurp the power of Ohio and other states to negotiate on behalf of all its residents and to divvy up any settlement money accordingly. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Gov. Mike DeWine calls Yost’s opioid lawsuit takeover plan a ‘serious mistake’," 28 Aug. 2019 The football scholarships pay for everything, while baseball programs typically offer partial scholarships since they are only allowed 11.7 scholarships to divvy up for a 35-man roster. Los Angeles Times, "St. John Bosco star Jonathan Vaughns highly recruited for football and baseball," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of divvy was in 1877

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to engage in dissolute behavior

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