civ·​vy ˈsi-vē How to pronounce civvy (audio)
variants or less commonly civie
plural civvies also civies
civvies also civies plural : civilian clothes as distinguished from a particular uniform (as of the military)

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of civvy was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Civvy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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