from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To divide. Often used with up: divvied up the loot.
- n. A share or portion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A share or portion
- n. A dividend, especially one from the Co-op
- v. To divide something into portions.
- n. A foolish person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a dividend, especially one paid by a cooperative society.
- v. divide up among a group; distribute; -- often followed by up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dividend; an amount to be divided or shared by the members of a party or ring.
- To go shares.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
Shortening and alteration of dividend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from divide. (Wiktionary)
First appearance in San Diego's Daily World, 22 Sept 1872, as "divy," apparent abbreviation for "division." (Wiktionary)