divvy

To divvy something is to split it up between two or more people. You might divvy up a pizza among four friends, giving everyone two slices.

If you and a friend have a lemonade stand, you'll divvy up the proceeds at the end of the day, sharing the money. You can also divvy other things: "Let's divvy this painting job — you do the trim, and I'll paint the walls." As a noun, a divvy is a share or a part of something — the word, from American English, is a shortened version of dividend, a divided payment, from the Latin dividendum, "thing to be divided."

Primary Meanings of divvy

1.
v
separate into parts or portions
2.
n
short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
Full Definitions of divvy
1

v separate into parts or portions

Synonyms:
carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
Antonyms:
unify, unite
act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Types:
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subdivide
divide into smaller and smaller pieces
format, initialise, initialize
divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
sectionalise, sectionalize
divide into sections, especially into geographic sections
triangulate
divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
unitise, unitize
divide (bulk material) and process as units
lot
divide into lots, as of land, for example
parcel
divide into parts
sliver, splinter
divide into slivers or splinters
paragraph
divide into paragraphs, as of text
canton
divide into cantons, of a country
Balkanise, Balkanize
divide a territory into small, hostile states
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up
2

n short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society

Type of:
dividend
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly

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