There are 2 main definitions of divvy in English:

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divvy 1

Pronunciation: /ˈdivē/

verb (divvies, divvying, divvied)

[with object]
Divide up and share: they divvied up the proceeds
More example sentences
  • He'll have a say in turnaround strategies and in how the assets are divvied up.
  • The seller pays 6% of purchase price (taken out of proceeds at closing) which is divvied up between the two realtors.
  • Since that day, all the acreage around their place has been divvied up into little parcels that sprouted split-levels, fake brick fronts and emerald chem-lawn.


1 (also divi) (plural divies) British A dividend or share, especially of profits earned by a cooperative.
Example sentences
  • Investing through an individual savings account ensures that any profits and divis you earn will be tax-free.
  • The majority of our long-term return comes from reinvesting divvies and if we don't, our investments will grow far more slowly than we imagine.
  • Getting shot of this grocery chain is a sensible strategic decision, especially as the proceeds will help support the all-important divi.
2A distribution.
2.1A portion or share.


Late 19th century: abbreviation of dividend.

Words that rhyme with divvy

bivvy, chivvy, civvy, Livy, privy, skivvy, spivvy
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There are 2 main definitions of divvy in English:

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divvy 2

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪvi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

British informal

noun (plural divvies)

A foolish or stupid person.
Example sentences
  • If she says that he called her a stupid divvy, they both know that it'll be all over the newspapers instantly.
  • He is the last Minister I can think of to say ‘I'm a divvy, get me out of here’ and that's 22 years ago for God's sake!
  • You get to say ‘Ah, yes, he may be a bit of a divvy now, but I knew him before he was famous‘.


Foolish; stupid.


1970s: of unknown origin.

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