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Slang for underwear, generally mens trunks or briefs, but can also be applied to singlets or undershirts. Can also be applied to swimwear or other skimpy items of clothing.

Not to be confused with skivvy, a long-sleeved, tight-fitting shirt.
Seeing Joe in his skivvies is definitely an inspiration to spend more time at the beach.
by Urban Dictionary November 22, 2006
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Lying flat refers to a defeatist lifestyle in Chin, where people stop working, desiring material acquisition, and tap out of any social life – sometimes for good. By lying flat, young people are participating in a kind of non-cooperation movement, rather than surrendering themselves to China's oppressive work culture where they see little hope of social mobility.
I’m not going to try to get a better job so I can afford to start a family, I’m just lying flat.
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Old fashioned word, commonly, a female domestic servant (or) chambermaid.Replaced later with chambermaid, sometimes known as a 'char'
This ungrateful little skivvy was dismissed from the household when caught stealing from the Master's bedroom.
Mostly a derogatory term, demeaning to the recipient,indicates subserviance.
by Inja November 03, 2007
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Skiv·vies (skvz)

A trademark used for underwear. This trademark often occurs in lowercase in print: “The venerable white-underwear company . . . had dabbled in socks, sweats, and fashion skivvies” (Advertising Age). “About 500 yards away, on three destroyers snubbed up to the dock, men were clambering on the deck in their skivvies” (Smithsonian).
I've got my skivvies in a bunch.
by alpha mu pi January 25, 2000
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Brad: bro your mama loves my skivvy, coz ur dad has a helmet
Mat: yeh but she said the dick cheese trapped in there was nasty
by simo1981 April 18, 2008
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Somebody who 'skives' (skips, misses) a lesson.
"John, you missed rugby training, you skivvy bastard."
by Matt Cusworth March 05, 2007
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