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skivvy

(ˈskɪvɪ)
n, pl -vies
chiefly often derogatory Brit a servant, esp a female, who does menial work of all kinds; drudge
vb, -vies, -vying or -vied
(intr) Brit to work as a skivvy
[C20: of unknown origin]

skivvy

(ˈskɪvɪ)
n, pl -vies
1. (Clothing & Fashion) slang chiefly US a man's T-shirt or vest
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) slang chiefly US men's underwear
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Austral and NZ a garment resembling a sweater with long sleeves and a polo neck, usually made of stretch cotton or cotton and polyester and worn by either sex
[of unknown origin]

skiv•vy

(ˈskɪv i)

n., pl. -vies.
1. Also called skiv′vy shirt`. a knit shirt with a small placket at the neck.
2. skivvies, underwear consisting of this or a T-shirt and shorts.
[1925–30; orig. obscure]

skivvy


Past participle: skivvied
Gerund: skivvying

Imperative
skivvy
skivvy
Present
I skivvy
you skivvy
he/she/it skivvies
we skivvy
you skivvy
they skivvy
Preterite
I skivvied
you skivvied
he/she/it skivvied
we skivvied
you skivvied
they skivvied
Present Continuous
I am skivvying
you are skivvying
he/she/it is skivvying
we are skivvying
you are skivvying
they are skivvying
Present Perfect
I have skivvied
you have skivvied
he/she/it has skivvied
we have skivvied
you have skivvied
they have skivvied
Past Continuous
I was skivvying
you were skivvying
he/she/it was skivvying
we were skivvying
you were skivvying
they were skivvying
Past Perfect
I had skivvied
you had skivvied
he/she/it had skivvied
we had skivvied
you had skivvied
they had skivvied
Future
I will skivvy
you will skivvy
he/she/it will skivvy
we will skivvy
you will skivvy
they will skivvy
Future Perfect
I will have skivvied
you will have skivvied
he/she/it will have skivvied
we will have skivvied
you will have skivvied
they will have skivvied
Future Continuous
I will be skivvying
you will be skivvying
he/she/it will be skivvying
we will be skivvying
you will be skivvying
they will be skivvying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skivvying
you have been skivvying
he/she/it has been skivvying
we have been skivvying
you have been skivvying
they have been skivvying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skivvying
you will have been skivvying
he/she/it will have been skivvying
we will have been skivvying
you will have been skivvying
they will have been skivvying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skivvying
you had been skivvying
he/she/it had been skivvying
we had been skivvying
you had been skivvying
they had been skivvying
Conditional
I would skivvy
you would skivvy
he/she/it would skivvy
we would skivvy
you would skivvy
they would skivvy
Past Conditional
I would have skivvied
you would have skivvied
he/she/it would have skivvied
we would have skivvied
you would have skivvied
they would have skivvied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skivvy - a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
Translations

skivvy

[ˈskɪvɪ] N (pej) → esclava f del hogar

skivvy

n (Brit inf) → Dienstmagd f

skivvy

[ˈskɪvɪ] n (esp Brit) (fam, pej) → sguattera
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