plural noun
skiv·​vies | \ ˈski-vēz How to pronounce skivvies (audio) \

Definition of skivvies

US, informal
: underwear The swelter of summer can tempt even the most modest among us to strip down to our skivvies— Oriana Schwindt

Examples of skivvies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web RiRi's Savage x Fenty ambassadors and loyal customers have no problem getting in their skivvies for some content. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 5 Apr. 2022 In August last year, the New York Times bestselling author stripped down to her skivvies to give an important message to her followers on Instagram about positive body image in the age of filters and other editing apps often used on social media. Olivia Jakiel,, 21 Jan. 2022 Over their skivvies, pilots wear a one-piece CWU 27/P Nomex flight suit. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2021 Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman,, 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of skivvies

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skivvies

from Skivvies, former trademark

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“Skivvies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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