skivvies

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 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 17 Aug. 2020 Skinny dip Find a secluded body of water and shed your skivvies before diving in. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Close Out Summer By Ticking Off This Summer Sex Bucket List," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skivvies. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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