civvy street

noun, often capitalized C&S

Definition of civvy street

: 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, "The difficulty of drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into Israel’s army," 30 Sep. 2017

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Civvy street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of civvy street

British, informal : civilian life : life outside the military

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