- Civilian clothes, as opposed to a uniform: he showered and changed into civviesMore example sentences
- He was in civvies rather than a uniform and he didn't give me a chance to clean up, although I carry bags with me to do just that.
- Then he asked me if I was wearing my suspenders under my civvies because he was wearing his.
- The contractor with the shaved head said he traded his Army uniform years ago for a technician's civvies.
adjective[attributive] (civvy) Back to top
- Of or relating to civilians: I learned a good trade for civvy lifeMore example sentences
- Some wore civilian jackets and khaki trousers, others civvy trousers and khaki uniform jackets.
- I asked him why he didn't turn in his bloody soldier suit for the big civvy dough that was definitely his for the asking.
- ‘There's absolutely nothing to worry about,’ he says, and instantly you know there's nothing to worry about because worry is too weedy and snivelly a civvy word for what we ought to be feeling.
late 19th century: abbreviation.
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