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
References in periodicals archive ?
Policemen in civvies have also been deployed at the court to ensure security,' he told.
The team, citing eyewitness accounts, said Naqeebullah was 'picked up' along with two other suspects - Hazrat Ali and Qasim - on January 3 by security personnel in civvies and taken to the Sachal Police Post before being moved to another location.
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DIG South defended the ACLC officials' deployment in the area while wearing civvies, saying: 'Deployment of policemen in plain clothes was not an unusual thing as such practice was common after recent knife attacks on women in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
Marina Monios, who picked up the award in 1991 for her work on Un Nos Ola' Leuad and the following year for Civvies, was born and brought up in Swansea ad went on to live in Cardiff.
According to sources, a woman of Bahria Town, appeared before CPO in an open katcheri and lodged a complaint that three men in civvies arrived at her residence and picked up her husband.
PSNI officers have taken part in the parade before, but only in their civvies.
He said that at least 32 army men in civvies barged into the police station building and attacked the policemen there.
In the footage, accessed exclusively by India Today TV, an officer in civvies was seen pulling out a knife wrapped in a plastic sheet from the trousers of another slain man lying on the same rocky ground resembling what was officially identified as the scene of the encounter.
Stan Davies, 41 from Rhyl is hoping other local veterans and civvies will get behind him and as he takes on the task next week.