American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divide. Often used with up: divvied up the loot.
- n. A share or portion.
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.
- n. A share or portion
- n. UK A dividend, especially one from the Co-op
- v. To divide something into portions.
- n. A foolish person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. British a dividend, especially one paid by a cooperative society.
- v. colloq. divide up among a group; distribute; -- often followed by up.
- n. short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
- First appearance in San Diego's Daily World, 22 Sept 1872, as "divy," apparent abbreviation for "division." (Wiktionary)
- Shortening and alteration of dividend. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm expecting a divvy from the Harpenden Building Society”
“We were pretty much crowded but were going to 'divvy' on the space.”
“Brother John then turns in the order to the treasurer and gets twelve dollars for it, and then they 'divvy' on the thing.”
“Yes, count, and see if the rascals made a fair 'divvy' of it," added the captain.”
“De driver called a divvy wid de cop comin ', an I had ter shell -- an' wot he left de cop pinched.”
“Halcor sought to cut its fine, which was originally €9.16 million $13 million, for participating in an effort to fix prices and divvy up the market for copper plumbing tubes.”
“That was a moment when a defeated Ottoman Empire gave the victorious Europeans the power to divvy up the Middle East and to create new countries both for diasporan Jews and for the Arabs, who had been dominated by the Turks.”
“Not that long ago Tychus would have insisted on taking the extra time to divvy up the money equally.”
“Regardless of what a song “should” cost based on how you divvy up the expenses made in making the first copy is not the same as Marginal Cost.”
“In your divvy up $1000 game theory scenario, the extra factor is the (ahem) principle of the thing: you describe B as motivated by irrational factors, which is essentially the same thing.”
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