On the seventh day, they wore “civvies,” typically trousers and a polo shirt.
And then you go change into your civvies and join your new friends for dinner, moving from the inner sanctum to the dining room.
And the civvies—gorblimy—when I was 'ome on leave they kep' on arstin' me, 'Ain't yer wounded yet?'
Nevertheless, if I were in civvies, you'd have permitted the waiter to cut my steak.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw another man, younger in appearance and looking like an Army officer in civvies, approach him.
Granted as 'e can't walk about naked; granted as 'e 'asn't got a suit o' civvies of 'is own—wot is 'e to do?
He was in civvies, the jeans and sweater I normally thought of him wearing, but he had his service ribbons pinned to his breast.
As soon as afternoon parade was dismissed, we would dive for our quarters, and re-don our "civvies" until next parade.
When we first come out, I thought all the Belgian civvies a lot o' bloody cowards takin' cover whenever Fritz came over.
O' course there was crowds o' civvies doin' the same, but 'e says there was a lot what didn't seem to care a damn.
Civilian dress; mufti (1880s+)