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skivvy

1 [skiv-ee]
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:
1925–30; origin uncertain

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skivvy1 (ˈskɪvɪ)
 
n , pl -vies
1.  derogatory chiefly, often (Brit) a servant, esp a female, who does menial work of all kinds; drudge
 
vb , -vies, -vies, -vying, -vied
2.  (Brit) (intr) to work as a skivvy
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

skivvy2 (ˈskɪvɪ)
 
n , pl -vies
1.  slang chiefly (US) a man's T-shirt or vest
2.  slang chiefly (US) (plural) 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
 
[of unknown origin]

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