Origin of divvy; from divide
transitive verbdiv·vied, div·vy·ing, div·vies
Origin of divvyShortening and alteration of dividend.
(third-person singular simple present divvies, present participle divvying, simple past and past participle divvied)
Possibly from divide.
- A foolish person.
- Put it down and stop being a divvy!
First appearance in San Diego's Daily World, 22 Sept 1872, as "divy," apparent abbreviation for "division."