a) A female domestic servant, especially one who did menial work
b) A close-fitting, long-sleeved t-shirt with a rolled collar

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  • skivvy — 1 noun (C) BrE humorous a servant who does only the dirty unpleasant jobs in a house: You iron your shirt I m not your skivvy. 2 verb (I) BrE to do all the dirty unpleasant jobs in a house, as if you were a servant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • skivvy — noun (plural skivvies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1902 British a female domestic servant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Skivvy — Skivvies may refer to: * Undergarments * Maids * Polo neck shirts …   Wikipedia

  • skivvy — skiv·vy || skɪvɪ n. man s cotton T shirt (Informal); (British) female servant, chambermaid (derogatory) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skivvy —    a prostitute    In standard use, a female domestic servant.    The American skiwie house is a brothel:     Little chickie workin the skiwie houses... (Herr, 1977) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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