- N-PLURAL: oft in NPeople in the armed forces use civvies to refer to ordinary clothes that are not part of a uniform. [INFORMAL]
They might have been soldiers in civvies.
English dictionary. 2008.
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civvies — [siv′ēz] pl.n. Informal civilian clothes, as distinguished from a military uniform; mufti * * * civ·vies also civ·ies (sĭvʹēz) pl.n. Slang Civilian clothes. [Shortening and alteration of civilian.] * * * … Universalium
civvies — [siv′ēz] pl.n. Informal civilian clothes, as distinguished from a military uniform; mufti … English World dictionary
civvies — [“siviz] n. civilian clothes rather than a uniform. (Originally military.) □ I feel sort of funny in civvies. □ I re upped because I couldn’t stand the thought of civvies and stuff like that … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
civvies — civ|vies civies [ˈsıviz] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: civilian] informal ordinary clothes, rather than military uniform ▪ Sam! I didn t recognise you in civvies … Dictionary of contemporary English
civvies — noun /ˈsɪv.ɪis/ civilian clothes (of a military, or former military person) … Wiktionary
civvies — Canadian Slang civilian attire; civilians … English dialects glossary
civvies — civ|vies [ sıviz ] noun plural INFORMAL ordinary clothes rather than a military uniform … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
civvies — civÂ·vies || sÉªvÉªz n. civilian clothes (as opposed to military uniform)n. civilian; civilian clothes as opposed to a military uniform (also civy) … English contemporary dictionary
civvies — civilian clothes, as opposed to uniform. → civvy … English new terms dictionary
civvies — UK [ˈsɪvɪz] / US noun [plural] informal ordinary clothes rather than a military uniform … English dictionary