Divvy



  • Idiot.
    Fool.



  • this word doesnt come from anything to do with the dole or unemployment, its a north-eastern english word originating from the mining communitys use of different types of lamp whilst doon the pit. An early, dangerous lamp nicknamed the Scotch Davy (Divvie) had a high propensity to explode, and was superseded by safer lamps such as the George Stephenson ([Geordie]) lamp. So someone would be unwise to go down a mine with a Davy/Divvie lamp, hence the word coming to mean a daft or silly person. Non-offensive and can be affectionate.



  • Divide.

    To divide evenly, or to share with everyone.



  • Used usually as a Harmless Insult

    Usually meaning silly / stupid / idiot

    but in a harmless non threatening way



  • Divvy...a person who is a bit of a waster, or is unemployed. Comes from the dole, which is DIVided to the unemployed. A shorter version of this is the word Divv, which also means the same thing.



  • a simple and highly amusing insult, which probably has a deep and very interesting origin, of which i kno nothing. i just like saying it. so if u ARE interested in learning where this insult came from, please read the other definitions on this here page.

    u divvy.



  • [A pregnant duck]



  • General insult, often used by charva scum but not necessarily used by a total moron

    Synonyms: Idiot, git, moron, wanker, etc.



  • (UK) wastrel or sponger (pos orig from 1950s Unemployment Dividend i.e. dole)


 

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