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skivvynoun

uk   us   /ˈskɪv.i/
  • skivvy noun (SERVANT)

[C] UK informal a ​person, in the past a ​femaleservant, who does the ​dirty and ​unpleasantjobs in a ​house, such as ​cleaning: He ​treats me like a skivvy.
  • skivvy noun (CLOTHING)

[C] Australian English a tight-fitting ​piece of ​clothing for the ​toppart of the ​body, made of knittedcotton, with a high, round ​collarskivvies [plural] US informal men's ​underwear

skivvyverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈskɪv.i/ UK informal
(Definition of skivvy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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