this word doesn't come from anything to do with the dole or unemployment, it's a north-eastern english word originating from the mining community's 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 An early, dangerous lamp nicknamed the Scotch Davy ('Divvie') had a high propensity to explode, and was superseded by safer lamps such as the George Stephenson ('Geordie') lamp.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.
'Ye keep way from me if ye usin a divvy!' (Miners' usage)

'Ha, you're such a divvy' or 'He's a right div.' (Modern usage)
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To divide evenly, or to share with everyone.
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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.
"stop being such a divvy, u big divvy, u!"
by parlez January 18, 2005
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(UK) wastrel or sponger (pos orig from 1950s Unemployment Dividend i.e. dole)
you are nothing but a scouse divvy
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adj. meaning acting in a jittery, jumpy, and intimidated manner, while avoiding eye contact and sweating.
Wow, bud. You're really acting divvy today.
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General insult, often used by charva scum but not necessarily used by a total moron

Synonyms: Idiot, git, moron, wanker, etc.
"hipys nd gofs iz DIVVIES, waaaaaa!!"
by John Q Moron December 7, 2003
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