Definition of 'civvies'
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The shadows I had seen Dalek with were underworld civvies who, strangely enough, worked for the same record company that Bra worked for.ICED (1977)
They looked strong and used to it; their hair was cut short; they might have been soldiers in civvies.COUP D'ETAT (1977) THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (1977)
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