civvies
civvies [siv′ēz]
pl.n.
Informal civilian clothes, as distinguished from a military uniform; mufti

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civ·vies also civ·ies (sĭvʹēz) pl.n. Slang
Civilian clothes.
  [Shortening and alteration of civilian.]

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