- adjective odd, stupid, deviant, weak or pathetic. This term, of uncertain origin, has existed in the vocabulary of society’s ‘marginals’ since at least the late 1950s (it is unlikely to derive from deviant, but may be related to ‘daft’ or daffy, or even by a tortuous etymology from ‘divine’ in the sense of possessed). It has recently been revived as a vogue term by schoolchildren, although the short noun form div is more common. (Divvy itself has occasionally been recorded as a noun.).