Meaning of “civvies” in the English Dictionary

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"civvies" in British English

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civviesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈsɪv.iz/ us /ˈsɪv.iz/ old-fashioned informal

ordinary clothes that are not part of a uniform:

I didn't realize he was a soldier because he was in civvies.

(Definition of “civvies” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)