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 ?
DIG (Operations) Ashfaq Khan said that six SPs, 36 DSPs, 84 inspectors and 15,000 policemen would perform duties while police in civvies would also be deputed at sensitive points.
In occupied Kashmir, the people have started constituting committees at street level to protect their mothers, sisters and daughters from humiliation and molestation threat imposed by Hindutva forces in uniform and civvies.
At one time we had a Canadian Naval Officer, and at another two Turks in civvies.
Submitting an application to the Khurrianwala police, Shaukat Ali, of 229-RB, Makkoana, said he along with his brothers Maqsood and Nasir and some other villagers were sitting in their house when two vehicles - one of Elite Force and another private-- reached there and the policemen in civvies asked them to go with them.
Up at 5am yesterday, he flew back to Dublin and arrived at the team's Abbotstown training ground in his civvies mid-session (above, with McCarthy).
Meanwhile, Minister Arone also pointed out that schools would ensure that the practice of civvies day is sensitive to some learners.
Abro, Zulfiqar Halepoto, professor Mushtaq Mirani and Punhal Saryo told media that on 12 January last Rangers masked sleuths and officials in civvies raided a flat at met colony in Karachi and arrested 17 year old brother Singhar after torture of Sasui Lohar and Sorath Lohar whose father has been whisked away by agencies since long for whose release both his daughters were holding protests.
The girls, all smartly dressed in "civvies", looked forward to the moment when they would be swapping them for uniforms.
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A resident of the area at Nowgam Bypass, Srinagar, said that a policeman in civvies came to his house and introduced himself as an official of the Census Department.