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.
Other definitions for skivvy (2 of 2)
a female servant, especially a chambermaid.
to work as a skivvy.
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How to use skivvy in a sentence
Amazon says a better measure is body fat percentage, which it calculates by asking you to stand in front of your phone’s camera in your skivvies for a 360-degree photo shoot and then sending the shots to Amazon’s cloud for analysis.Amazon’s new health band is the most invasive tech we’ve ever tested | Geoffrey Fowler, Heather Kelly | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
It gets better: he also models the skivvy styles, in all of his ripped soccer star glory.David Beckham Designs More Underwear, Karlie Kloss Gets A Haircut | The Fashion Beast Team | November 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
"I ain't no skivvy," he protests all the time, but every little odd job gets done.A Diary Without Dates | Enid Bagnold
The servant is a servant, a "slavey," a "skivvy," a "Mary Jane."The Labour-saving House | Dorothy Constance Bayliff Peel
Mrs. Tams was the general servant; what Louis occasionally called "the esteemed skivvy."The Price of Love | Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for skivvy (1 of 2)
mainly British often derogatory a servant, esp a female, who does menial work of all kinds; drudge
(intr) British to work as a skivvy
British Dictionary definitions for skivvy (2 of 2)
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
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