noun, plural civ·vies.
Origin of civvy
Examples from the Web for civvies
On the seventh day, they wore “civvies,” typically trousers and a polo shirt.In Tom Cruise Divorce, Scientology Loses Fashion Icons|Rebecca Dana|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And then you go change into your civvies and join your new friends for dinner, moving from the inner sanctum to the dining room.
He was in civvies, the jeans and sweater I normally thought of him wearing, but he had his service ribbons pinned to his breast.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Nevertheless, if I were in civvies, you'd have permitted the waiter to cut my steak.The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
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?
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw another man, younger in appearance and looking like an Army officer in civvies, approach him.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper
When we first come out, I thought all the Belgian civvies a lot o' bloody cowards takin' cover whenever Fritz came over.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
noun plural civvies slang
1889, civvies, short for civilian clothes (see civilian (adj.)); in reference to civilian clothes of military men.