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 ?
The 44-year-old from Forres in Scotland had no idea how everyday life in civvy street was going to work.
Former soldier Private Parry must overcome injury to show he's up to the job after 10 years in civvy street, while a teenage colleague is equally keen to impress.
FORCES veterans need more help adjusting to Civvy Street, says MP Sir Mike Penning - a former acting lance corporal.
Directed by tonight's host, Chris Connel, Wor Stories offered a powerful and poignant collection of true life tales charting the often difficult journey from Civvy Street to the recruitment office, the barrack room, the battlefield and back to Civvy Street.
The Sunderland Armed Forces Network hopes to improve the health of many former service personnel readjusting to life in Civvy Street.
One "civvy" handed a white feather slapped his tormentor across the face with his pay book, telling her, "I'll take your white feather back to the boys at Passchendaele.
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 Plaid Cymru Westminster leader has campaigned for many years for more support for military personnel when they return to Civvy Street.