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civvy

or civ·y

[ siv-ee ]
/ ˈsɪv i /
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noun, plural civ·vies.
civ·vies [siv-eez] /ˈsɪv iz/ .Also civies . civilian clothes.
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Origin of civvy

First recorded in 1885–90; civ(ilian) + -y2

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How to use civvy in a sentence

  • 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 plural civvies slang
a civilian
(plural) civilian dress as opposed to uniform
civvy street civilian life
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