noun(also divi) (plural divvies) British
- A dividend or share, especially of profits earned by a cooperative: the divvy is being held at 8.8pMore 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.
verb (divvies, divvying, divvied)[with object] Back to top
- Share out: they divvied up the proceedsMore 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.
late 19th century: abbreviation of dividend.
British • informal
noun (plural divvies)
- A foolish or stupid person.More 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‘.
adjectiveBack to top
1970s: of unknown origin.