Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural bivvies)
A small tent or temporary shelter.
- Talking of bivvies, if I do more than 24 hrs then I use a bivvy otherwise I am happy with my oval umbrella shelter.
- By all means set up a bivvy at the lakeside if you're allowed to do so.
- The levels can fall alarmingly fast; what might have been a comfy swim last year may be high and dry this year, requiring a route march through a hundred yards of mud simply to get from your bivvy down to the water's edge.
verb (bivvies, bivvying, bivvied)[no object]
Stay in a small tent or temporary shelter: he opted to bivvy up for two days
More example sentences
- ‘Camping sauvage’ is the French term for bivvying up by the lakeside, and on many waters it is banned.
- Now, compared with bivvying up for a few days it might be short, but there is often a strong case for spending more than a few hours stalking.
- This was coming from people who don't mind bivvying on a tiny ledge two hundred metres up a sheer cliff face.
Early 20th century: abbreviation of bivouac.
Words that rhyme with bivvychivvy, civvy, divvy, Livy, privy, skivvy, spivvy
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