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

 

skivvy

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈskɪvi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪvi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skivvy
BrE BrE//ˈskɪvi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪvi//
 
he / she / it skivvies
BrE BrE//ˈskɪviz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪviz//
 
past simple skivvied
BrE BrE//ˈskɪvid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪvid//
 
past participle skivvied
BrE BrE//ˈskɪvid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪvid//
 
-ing form skivvying
BrE BrE//ˈskɪviɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪviɪŋ//
 
 
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(skivvies, skivvying, skivvied, skivvied) [intransitive] (British English, informal) to do dirty or boring jobs Her aunt kept her skivvying day and night. Word Origin early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

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