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civvy

[siv-ee] /ˈsɪv i/
noun, plural civvies.
1.
civvies, Also, civies. civilian clothes.
2.
Origin of civvy
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; civ(ilian) + -y2
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  • Some had greeny puttees and sandy slacks, a "civvy" coat and a khaki cap.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
British Dictionary definitions for civvy

civvy

/ˈsɪvɪ/
noun (slang) (pl) civvies
1.
a civilian
2.
(pl) civilian dress as opposed to uniform
3.
civvy street, civilian life
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Word Origin and History for civvy
n.

1889, civvies, short for civilian clothes (see civilian (adj.)); in reference to civilian clothes of military men.

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