Definition of divot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdivət/


1A piece of turf cut out of the ground by a golf club in making a stroke.
Example sentences
  • Excluding the cost of fairway seeding, a typical program with bentgrass for greens, and divots on tees and fairways is about $2,500.
  • If you are creating giant-size, King Kong divots, you're digging too deeply into the ground.
  • Jack Nicklaus, one of the game's best long-iron players, never seemed to take a divot.
1.1chiefly Scottish A piece of turf, as formerly used for roofing cottages.


Early 16th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: div·ot

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