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  • n. Underwear, particularly men′s underwear.
  • n. Plural form of skivvy.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It's a fun book, with a trip to a swimming hole, swimming in "skivvies" (underwear) and a spaghetti dinner.

    Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

  • Perhaps a national day for women to show up in church dressed only in their skivvies is the sort of jolt these people need to bring them into the current century.

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  • These are the kind of skivvies that a green crafter can get all gushy over.

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  • This is done, in lieu of bathing suits, in what the Grandpas call their "skivvies".

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  • The grandmother's family (and here the specific nature of the class background lends credibility to what might otherwise seem a tall story) are somewhat grand storekeepers from South Wales, just elevated enough to expect "skivvies" to do the housework for them.

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  • The Wiggles, known for their individually colored shirts ( "skivvies") that help young kids tell them apart and for sing-along numbers like "Hot Potato" and "Fruit Salad."

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  • There's a scene where you see her in these little skivvies, and her legs go on for days.

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  • The most theatre I get to involves a group in colourful skivvies or fairy costumes or dog costumes.

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  • I've lived in New York City long enough to expect the unexpected and keep cool in the presence of insanity, but an Orthodox Jew cold busting his human beatbox, dressed only in his skivvies and swilling Jack Daniels, still feels to me worthy of the term "spectacle."

    Patrick Egan: Family Feud: Teeth of the Sons

  • When Gertrude Verbanski Carrie-Anne Moss returns in Friday's episode, she'll enlist Carmichael Industries for a questionable mission that sees Casey forced into his skivvies.

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  • Maybe one skivvy is too revealing?

    November 17, 2009

  • Wonder why this plural is so popular?

    November 17, 2009