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

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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