Definition of 'civvies'
Example sentences containing 'civvies'
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They looked strong and used to it; their hair was cut short; they might have been soldiers in civvies. COUP D'ETAT (1977)So I went, in civvies, of course, and he signed me into the book as Penrose. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (1977)
Men were returning home in thousands upon thousands, shedding their khaki uniforms and slouch hats for civvies. THE THORN BIRDS (1977)
Trends of 'civvies'
Used Rarely. civvies is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of civvies from the Collins English Dictionary
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