- Also called skivvy shirt. a man's cotton T-shirt.
- skivvies, underwear consisting of cotton T-shirt and shorts.
- a thin sweater with a round neck, usually worn over a blouse, turtleneck, or the like.
Origin of skivvy1
First recorded in 1925–30; origin uncertain
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- mainly British often derogatory a servant, esp a female, who does menial work of all kinds; drudge
- (intr) British to work as a skivvy
C20: of unknown origin
- slang, mainly US a man's T-shirt or vest
- (plural) slang, mainly US men's underwear
- Australian and NZ a garment resembling a sweater with long sleeves and a polo neck, usually made of stretch cotton or cotton and polyester and worn by either sex
of unknown origin
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