civvy


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civvy

(ˈsɪvɪ)
n, pl civvies
1. (Military) a civilian
2. (Military) (plural) civilian dress as opposed to uniform
3. (Military) civvy street civilian life
Translations

civvy

[ˈsɪvɪ] ADJ civvy street (Brit) → la vida civil
References in periodicals archive ?
Yet when it comes to finding work on civvy street, former soldiers are rarely greeted with a hero's welcome.
He said: "This is a real opportunity for veterans and Forward Assist to engage with MPs who know the armed forces very well and are in a position to act on the agenda that we are proposing in order to ease the transition from Army to civvy life.
The organisation offers support and help to veterans making the transition to Civvy Street by providing accommodation at Avondale House on the Byker Estate.
Some ex-servicemen and women who have put life and limb on the line can have problems readjusting to civvy street, away from the regimentation of the military.
A MERIDEN training and consultancy firm has been named a preferred supplier to the Armed Forces to help resettle staff back into Civvy Street.
Peter meanwhile runs a film company through which he has written, produced and starred in three short films: Fall Out, Never Forget and Civvy Street.
The armed forces are very good, no excellent, at creating a soldier, sailor or airman and this takes nearly a year of training and more, but what they are atrocious at doing is fitting each and every one of those lads and lasses for life back in civvy street.
The story follows demobbed squaddies Ally and Davy (Kevin Guthrie and George MacKay) as they return to Edinburgh's civvy street after a tour of duty that left a colleague severely injured.
So, just before everyone was de-mobbed and returned to Civvy Street, this photograph was taken of D Company Thornaby St Patrick's Army Cadet Force.
The way many servicemen and women are treated is disgraceful - kicked out of the forces if they are wounded or not given proper support on civvy street.