civvies


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civ·vies

also civ·ies  (sĭv′ēz)
pl.n. Slang
Civilian clothes.

[Shortening and alteration of civilian.]

civ•vies

or civ•ies

(ˈsɪv iz)

n.pl. Informal.
civilian clothes, as distinguished from military uniforms.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civvies - civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform
civilian clothing, civilian dress, civilian garb, plain clothes - ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

civvies

[ˈsɪvɪz] NPLtraje msing civil
in civviesvestido/a de paisano or civil

civvies

[ˈsɪviz] npl
in civvies → en civil

civvies

pl (inf)Zivil nt; he put his civvies oner schmiss sich in Zivil (inf)

civvies

[ˈsɪvɪz] npl (fam) in civviesin borghese
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Elin Morgan in her civvies, left, and trying on some La Senza nightwear, right