Definitions

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  • adj. Having the character of a dive, a disreputable bar or nightclub

Etymologies

dive +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Pete Doherty is doing acoustic sets for Mike Tyson in divey london bars (wish i was kidding) Kate Moss has decided to do a PHd in Folksonomy, as she is annoyed that everyone thinks tagging equals taxonomy.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Motel, De Anza coffee shop, Pup and Taco drive-through, my high school just a few blocks off the main drag, Frontier Restaurant, the divey motels that were the sites of many a teen bacchanal.

    A Conversation with Sarah Bird, author of the novel The Flamenco Academy

  • We started off the evening with dinner at The Lamp, the divey-looking bar next to the Aladdin Theatre, where the food was better than you might expect and we got to go straight into the theatre after dinner, so win.

    Get yer geek on!

  • Lindsay Lohan, you looked more than a little worse for wear after tumbling on the sidewalk outside of this divey Lower East Side haunt.

    Bonnie Fuller: Lindsay Lohan Is Killing Her Career All Over Again, Going Clubbing and Falling Down on the Sidewalk!

  • From a drinking standpoint, it was a prosperous week as well: Pacifico at the divey Banana Cabana on Isle of Palms, Palmetto Amber at historic Hyman's, and Boddingtons at pirate-themed Queen Anne's Revenge on Daniel Island.

    D.C. United news & notes

  • After 11 years at its corner on Adams Mill and 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan's divey neighborhood haunt the Adams Mill Bar and Grill announced that it was closing Sunday night after losing the lease on the space.

    Last call for Adams Mill

  • The roots of Chicago's best live-music spot, the divey Hideout 1354 W.

    Chicago

  • What's also becoming evidently clear about this divey den is that the first-floor bar and candle-lit upstairs dining area are now haunts for a late-night crowd.

    Audarshia Townsend: Tango in New, Parisian-Themed Places

  • The Fat Radish, a restaurant at the divey-cool juncture of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, offers a playful, seasonal take on British dishes.

    Fat Radish for Brunch

  • Fat Radish for Brunch The Fat Radish, a restaurant at the divey-cool juncture of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, offers a playful, seasonal take on British dishes.

    Bangers and Mash-Ups

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