div·​vy | \ ˈdi-vē \
divvied; divvying

Definition of divvy

transitive verb

: divide, share usually used with up

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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 Euroskepticism is failing because its leading exponents view Europe’s problems solely in distributional terms—a question of how best to divvy up a static economic pie. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "EU Politicians Are the Worst, Except All the Others," 20 Dec. 2018 The remaining $300,000 will be divvied up into 30 additional grants of $10,000 each over the rest of the year. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Lena Waithe and Luis Fonsi are Teaming Up to Make Travel More Inclusive," 15 Oct. 2018 People have divvied up urban living quarters since at least the days of ancient Rome. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "For Rent: 98-Square-Foot BR in Co-Living Apt., Community Included," 27 Sep. 2018 Eventually, branding, software, patents, licenses, and 4,500 employees were divvied up between the two companies. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Nokia 6.1 Review—The best answer to “What Android phone should I buy?”," 13 July 2018 The money was divvied up into shares for each state based on the size of their voting age populations. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Congress is offering millions in election security. States may not use it by November.," 18 May 2018 Or Hulu could be ceded to Comcast and NBCUniversal should the media giants divvy up the Fox assets. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "AT&T payment to Trump lawyer new twist in Time Warner fight that will change cord cutter choices," 10 May 2018 All took their seats for a three-hour-long performance, divvied up into three acts with generous intermissions. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Patricia Clarkson, Adrien Brody, and Debbie Harry Enjoy the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala," 25 Sep. 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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