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plural noun
  1. civvy(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for civies

Historical Examples of civies

  • I can shake hands with you, David, now that youre in 13 civies.

    Out of the Air

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • The next day we dressed up for the attempt by putting on our "civies" first and then drawing our prisoner's uniform over them.

  • But in civies, even a frock coat, I've an idea she wouldn't recognize me as a noble hero.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • Next morning the Babe dug up an old suit of 1914 "civies" and put them on.

  • A good many right arms to-day, back in “civies,” have a stuttering fit whenever they approach a uniform.

British Dictionary definitions for civies


pl n
  1. informal a variant spelling of civviesSee civvy (def. 2)
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