Definition of Skivvy

1. Noun. A female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work.




Definition of Skivvy

1. Noun. (dated) A female domestic servant, especially one who did menial work ¹

2. Noun. (Australia NZ) A close-fitting, long-sleeved t-shirt with a rolled collar ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skivvy

1. to work as a female servant [v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skivvy

skitty
skive
skived
skiver
skivered
skivering
skivers
skives
skivie
skivier
skiviest
skiving
skivings
skivvied
skivvies
skivvy (current term)
skivvying
skivy
skiwear
sklate
sklated
sklates
sklating
sklayre
sklayres
sklent
sklented
sklenting
sklents
skliff

Literary usage of Skivvy

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1. Representative One-act Plays by British and Irish Authors by Clark, Barrett Harper, 1890- (1921)
"... CAT cat, and twice eleven are twenty-two, and twice twelve are twenty-four, into wooden-headed brats, and you'll be skivvy and housekeeper combined, ..."

2. Representative One-act Plays by British and Irish Authors by Barrett Harper Clark (1921)
"... CAT cat, and twice eleven are twenty-two, and twice twelve are twenty-four, into wooden-headed brats, and you'll be skivvy and housekeeper combined, ..."

3. A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold (1918)
"He is the servant o the ward he says), partly through his good nature and a little because he has two good arms and legs. " I ain't no skivvy ..."

4. United Kingdom by Oecd (2004)
"Van Reenen, J. (2001), "No More skivvy Schemes? Active Labour Market Policies and the British New Deal for the Young Unemployed in Context", Institute for ..."

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