noun, plural civ·vies.
Origin of civvy
Related Words for civviesgown, frock, garb, costume, attire, duds, smock, citizen, noncombatant, uniform, apparel, suit, wardrobe, robe, skirt, ensemble, sportswear, accouterment, habiliment, rags
Examples from the Web for civvies
Contemporary Examples of civvies
On the seventh day, they wore “civvies,” typically trousers and a polo shirt.In Tom Cruise Divorce, Scientology Loses Fashion Icons
July 6, 2012
And then you go change into your civvies and join your new friends for dinner, moving from the inner sanctum to the dining room.Inside Spain's Most Legendary Kitchen
August 25, 2009
Historical Examples of civvies
Nevertheless, if I were in civvies, you'd have permitted the waiter to cut my steak.The Pride of Palomar
Peter B. Kyne
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
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.Little Brother
As soon as afternoon parade was dismissed, we would dive for our quarters, and re-don our "civvies" until next parade."Over There" with the Australians
R. Hugh Knyvett
noun plural civvies slang
1889, civvies, short for civilian clothes (see civilian (adj.)); in reference to civilian clothes of military men.