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."

Definitions of divvy
  1. verb
    separate into parts or portions
    synonyms: carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
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    unify, unite
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
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    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
    divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
    unitise, unitize
    divide (bulk material) and process as units
    divide into lots, as of land, for example
    divide into parts
    sliver, splinter
    divide into slivers or splinters
    divide into paragraphs, as of text
    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. noun
    short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
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    that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
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