civvy

[siv-ee]
noun, plural civvies.
1.
civvies, Also, civies. civilian clothes.
2.

Origin:
1885–90; civ(ilian) + -y2

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

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civvy
short for civilian, 1889, in reference to civilian clothes of military men.
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civvy
civilian
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They also keep surgeons up to speed with the latest techniques being used on civvy street, which makes them happy.
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