civvy street
noun Usage: often capitalized C&S Date: 1943 British civilian life

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  • civvy street — n. sl. civilian life. Etymology: abbr. * * * noun Britain : civilian life * * * civvy street (informal) Civilian life after a period of service in the armed forces, police, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑civvy * * * Civvy Street …   Useful english dictionary

  • civvy street — [[t]sɪ̱vi striːt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu prep N People in the armed forces use civvy street to refer to life and work which is not connected with the armed forces. [BRIT, INFORMAL] If they were in civvy street they would be compensated anyway …   English dictionary

  • civvy street — civ|vy street [ˈsıvi stri:t] n [U] BrE old fashioned informal ordinary life as it is lived outside the army, navy, or air force ▪ I bet your family will be glad to see you when you get back to civvy street …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • civvy street — noun /ˈsɪv.ɪi stɹɪit/ civilian life; the condition or status of a civilian In civvy street he had been a bus cleaner Vera and Eddy’s War Sam Smith (2002) …   Wiktionary

  • civvy street — civ·vy street || sɪvɪ (Military Slang) civilian life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civvy street — /ˈsɪvi strit/ (say sivee street) noun Colloquial civilian life …   Australian English dictionary

  • civvy street —  Civilian life, as opposed to life in armed forces …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Civvy Street Brit. — Civvy Street Brit. informal civilian life. → civvy …   English new terms dictionary

  • street — [[t]stri͟ːt[/t]] ♦ streets 1) N COUNT: oft in names after n A street is a road in a city, town, or village, usually with houses along it. He lived at 66 Bingfield Street... Boppard is a small, quaint town with narrow streets. 2) N COUNT: the N,… …   English dictionary

  • civvy — noun (plural civvies) informal 1》 a civilian. 2》 (civvies) civilian clothes, as opposed to uniform. Phrases Civvy Street Brit. informal civilian life …   English new terms dictionary

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