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skiv·vy / ˈskivē/ • n. (pl. -vies) 1. (skivvies) trademark underwear, esp. a set consisting of undershirt and underpants, or just the underpants.2. (also skiv·vy shirt) a lightweight high-necked, long-sleeved garment. ∎  an undershirt or T-shirt.3. Brit., inf. a low-ranking female domestic servant. ∎  a person doing work that is poorly paid and considered menial.• v. (-vies, -vied) [intr.] inf. do menial household tasks; work as a skivvy.