skivvies

plural noun
skiv·vies | \ ˈski-vēz \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about skivvies

Dictionary Entries near skivvies

skittler

skive

skiver

skivvies

skivvy

skiwear

sklent

Statistics for skivvies

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for skivvies

The first known use of skivvies was in 1919

See more words from the same year

Comments on skivvies

What made you want to look up skivvies? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!