UK [ˈsɪvɪ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "civvy":
singular civvy plural civvies informal
a civilian This word is used mainly by people in the armed forces.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • civvy — short for CIVILIAN (Cf. civilian) (adj.), 1889, in reference to civilian clothes of military men …   Etymology dictionary

  • civvy — noun (plural civvies) informal 1》 a civilian. 2》 (civvies) civilian clothes, as opposed to uniform. Phrases Civvy Street Brit. informal civilian life …   English new terms dictionary

  • civvy — noun (C) BrE 1 slang a word meaning someone who is not in the army, navy, or airforce, used mainly by people who are 2 civvy street old fashioned ordinary life as it is lived outside the army, navy, or airforce …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • civvy — also civie noun (plural civvies; also civies) Date: circa 1889 1. plural civilian clothes as distinguished from a particular uniform (as of the military) 2. civilian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • civvy — /siv ee/, n., pl. civvies. 1. civvies. Also, civies. See civilian clothes. 2. a civilian. [1885 90; CIV(ILIAN) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • civvy — noun /sɪvi/ civilian, someone not in the military Syn: civvie …   Wiktionary

  • civvy — civ|vy [ sıvi ] noun count INFORMAL a CIVILIAN. This word is used mainly by people in the military …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • civvy — n. civilian; civilian clothes as opposed to a military uniform (also civy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civvy — civ·vy …   English syllables

  • civvy — /ˈsɪvi/ (say sivee) noun (plural civvies) Colloquial a civilian …   Australian English dictionary

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