civvy

[ siv-ee ]
/ ˈsɪv i /
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noun, plural civ·vies.

civvies. Also civies. civilian clothes.

Nearby words

  1. civism,
  2. civitan,
  3. civitas,
  4. civitavecchia,
  5. civvies,
  6. ciénaga,
  7. cj,
  8. cja,
  9. cjd,
  10. ck

Origin of civvy

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

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Examples from the Web for civvy

  • 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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Word Origin and History for civvy

civvy

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper