Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “civvies”

See all translations

civvies

noun [plural] uk   /ˈsɪv.iz/ old-fashioned informal us  
ordinary clothes that are not part of a uniform: I didn't realize he was a soldier because he was in civvies.
Translations of “civvies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 便裝,便服(與制服相對)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 便装,便服(与制服相对)…
(Definition of civvies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of civvies?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More