skivvy

noun skiv·vy \ ˈski-vē \

Definition of skivvy

plural skivvies
British
:a female domestic servant

Examples of skivvy in a Sentence

  1. I'm tired of being treated like a skivvy.

  2. the pop star's image as a working-class hero strains credulity now that he owns a large estate with an army of cooks, butlers, and skivvies to attend to his every want

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Origin and Etymology of skivvy

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SKIVVY Defined for English Language Learners

skivvy

noun

Definition of skivvy for English Language Learners

  • : a female servant who does work that is dirty and unpleasant



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