skiv·​vy ˈski-vē How to pronounce skivvy (audio)
plural skivvies
: 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

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skivvy was circa 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Skivvy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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