civies


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civ·ies

 (sĭv′ēz)
pl.n. Slang
Variant of civvies.

civies

(ˈsɪvɪz)
pl n
(Military) informal a variant spelling of civvies. See civvy2

civ•vies

or civ•ies

(ˈsɪv iz)

n.pl. Informal.
civilian clothes, as distinguished from military uniforms.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civies - 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
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Men in civies were also on duty at the public gathering to keep an eye on any suspicious persons or activity.
Lurking pitchside in their civies, former City slickers Sean Maguire and Kevin O'Connor were roped into the celebrations too.
Ok lets say that they ban all guns, lets say 0 civies have 0 guns.