from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Slang Variant of civvies.
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- n. Alternative spelling of civvies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform
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Failing to salute an Officer, my new OC. he be in civies, never seen before, Of course the charge was dropped but not forgotton as one salutes the representive of the Queen not the cravat, thus I had some very interesting travelling, as the wafflers do not like being in error.
"We may surprise you by coming back in 'civies' a week or two from now,"
Next morning the Babe dug up an old suit of 1914 "civies" and put them on.
"We may surprise you by coming back in 'civies' a week or two from now," Will laughed, as the girls prepared to spin them to the railroad station in the cars.
The next day we dressed up for the attempt by putting on our "civies" first and then drawing our prisoner's uniform over them.
"civies," to walk on hard, firm roads, theatres, cinemas, and to mingle nightly with other regiments compensated somewhat for what had passed.
"civies," have a stuttering fit whenever they approach a uniform.
Thankfully in the MPS we are not required to consult call centre civies before putting on reports or resulting calls.
The rutted street her narrow tires bounced over ran along the railroad tracks that once fed into the original Underground Atlanta, where civies came in groups for safety.
These are actually mercenaries in the company's payroll, there were no salutes or proper military ettiquette, especially when they went out fighting in their civies, so much for anti-military.