skivvy

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noun skiv·vy \ˈski-vē\

Definition of skivvy

plural

skivvies

British

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of skivvy

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1902


SKIVVY Defined for English Language Learners

skivvy

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noun skiv·vy \ˈski-vē\

Definition of skivvy for English Language Learners

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


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