[ siv-ee ]
/ ˈsɪv i /
noun, plural civ·vies.
Origin of civvy
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Some had greeny puttees and sandy slacks, a "civvy" coat and a khaki cap.At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
/ (ˈsɪvɪ) /
noun plural civvies slang
(plural) civilian dress as opposed to uniform
civvy street civilian life
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1889, civvies, short for civilian clothes (see civilian (adj.)); in reference to civilian clothes of military men.
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