EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVVY

Then he sees how selfish it would be to keep all that gold for himself.11 "But how'll I divvy it?"

"Yes, count, and see if the rascals made a fair 'divvy' of it," added the captain.

I was going to get Major Sherman to let me divvy up with you.

And now I dont want to divvy up, I dont want to divvy up, because I dont want themhere!

I am goin to divvy up, she announced in triumph, but not here.

Youse been stallin' on me fer a year every time it came to a divvy.

A long time ago I wanted to divvy up with Patty, and Bobby 299 and the rest.

About a month after we commenced falling I actually got a "divvy" out of my place.

"I don't stir from this place until I get my share of the divvy," he declared firmly.

His gang of four-flushers think it's a divvy, but the boss has the wad and they're gettin' one-half of one per cent handouts.

WORD ORIGIN

1872, American English, originally a noun, a slang shortening of dividend; the verb was in use by 1877 and is primary now (the noun is not in "Webster's New World Dictionary"), leading some (e.g. "Webster's") to think the word is a slang alteration of divide. Related: Divvying. In early 20c. British slang the same word was a shortening of divine (adj.).

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