Definition of skivvy
: a female domestic servant
Examples of skivvy in a Sentence
I'm tired of being treated like a skivvy.
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
Recent Examples of skivvy from the Web
A gym membership can be just like that, but without the benefit of having a place to stow your skivvies.
The men stripped down to their skivvies — the better to show off their bodies — for the battle.
Founded in 2011, For Love & Lemons is known for its music festival-ready dresses, lace bikinis and sexy skivvies.
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Thousands stripped down to their skivvies Saturday in 40 degree weather for Cupid’s Undie Run, a four-hour party to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis that happened to have a 1-mile run in it.
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Origin and Etymology of skivvy
First Known Use: circa 1902See Words from the same year
SKIVVY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skivvy for English Language Learners
: a female servant who does work that is dirty and unpleasant
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