civvy

noun
civ·​vy | \ ˈsi-vē How to pronounce civvy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly civie
plural civvies also civies

Definition of civvy

1 civvies also civies plural : civilian clothes as distinguished from a particular uniform (as of the military)

First Known Use of civvy

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Civvy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civvy. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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