civvy street

noun

often capitalized C&S
British
: civilian life

Examples of civvy street in a Sentence

He was trying to make some money in civvy street.
Recent Examples on the Web Strenuous and life-endangering service in the field, by contrast, creates fewer and less lucrative opportunities on civvy street. The Economist, 30 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of civvy street was in 1943

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“Civvy street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civvy%20street. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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