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skivvy1

[skiv-ee] /ˈskɪv i/
noun, plural skivvies. Informal.
1.
Also called skivvy shirt. a man's cotton T-shirt.
2.
skivvies, underwear consisting of cotton T-shirt and shorts.
3.
a thin sweater with a round neck, usually worn over a blouse, turtleneck, or the like.
Also, scivvy.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for skivvy-shirt

skivvy1

/ˈskɪvɪ/
noun (pl) -vies
1.
(mainly Brit, often derogatory) a servant, esp a female, who does menial work of all kinds; drudge
verb -vies, -vying, -vied
2.
(intransitive) (Brit) to work as a skivvy
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin

skivvy2

/ˈskɪvɪ/
noun (pl) -vies
1.
(slang, mainly US) a man's T-shirt or vest
2.
(pl) (slang, mainly US) men's underwear
3.
(Austral & 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
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for skivvy-shirt

skivvy

noun
  1. (also skivvy shirt) A man's undershirt, esp a T-shirt: pants, sneakers, some skivvy shirts (1932+)
  2. A pair of men's underpants, esp of the boxer type (1947+)

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