Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

civilian clothes

plural noun
1.
everyday or ordinary clothing, as distinguished from a military uniform.
2.
Informal. ordinary clothing as distinguished from a uniform, clerical garb, or work clothes.
Origin of civilian clothes
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for civilian clothes
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The door creaked open and a man in civilian clothes entered.

  • With him in the Place Carnot was the Spaniard who had begged for his civilian clothes.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
  • He would have put on civilian clothes, had he possessed any.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I did miss a couple of shirts from my store of civilian clothes when I got home.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Then it is just possible that all the performers have not yet got into their civilian clothes.

  • Even the men in their civilian clothes were good to look upon.

    Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
  • Friends in England sent through suits of civilian clothes to us.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for civilian clothes

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for civilian

13
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for civilian clothes