Definition of Civvies

1. Noun. Civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.

Exact synonyms: Civies
Generic synonyms: Civilian Clothing, Civilian Dress, Civilian Garb, Plain Clothes
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Civvies

1. Noun. civilian clothes (qualifier military slang) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Civvies

1. civvy [n] - See also: civvy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civvies

civilizes
civilizing
civill
civilly
civilness
civilnesses
civilogue
civilogues
civils
civision
civism
civisms
civitas
civitates
civvie
civvies (current term)
civvy
civvy street
cixutumumab
cizars
cizers
cl
clabber
clabbered
clabbering
clabbers
clach
clachan
clachans
clachs

Literary usage of Civvies

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1. The Best British Short Stories of edited by John Cournos, Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1922)
""First thing I did when I got civvies on was to get blind and skinned. Drink and civvies go together in my mind." "You'll get over that," said Sir William ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"City college (thieves), Newgate prison. Civil tig (beggars), a trick of beggars to obtain alms by over civility. civvies (army), a suit of ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"civvies, subs, (military).—Civilians' clothes, as opposed to regimentals. [A corruption of the legitimate word.] CLACK, subs, (colloquial). ..."

4. "Over There" with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett (1918)
"As soon as afternoon parade was dismissed, we would dive for our quarters, and re-don our "civvies" until next parade. The "cocky" would be resplendent ..."

5. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"She had changed out of her maid's uniform into civvies: smart coveralls whose micropore fabric breathed in time with her own respiration. ..."

6. A Private in the Guards by Stephen Graham (1919)
"The instructors, who had a very free hand whilst " knocking civvies into shape," said the sort of things which every man instinctively ..."

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