Definition of skivvy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskɪvi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪvi//
    (pl. skivvies)
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  1. 1[countable] (British English, informal) a servant, usually female, who does all the dirty or boring jobs in a house He treats his wife like a skivvy.
  2. 2 Skivvies™ [plural] (North American English, informal) underwear, especially men’s underwear He stripped down to his skivvies.
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

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