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    Is there an equivalent American slang word for British Mufti, civvies, civvies?

    Civvy, civvies (plural) is a British slang word that refers to civilian attire as opposed to uniform. They also use Mufti to refer to the same in Britain. However, these slang words are more common in military. I don't know if they are used by other British people.

    For more details have a look at this link
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mufti_(dress)

    Now, my question is "Do we have an equivalent slang word in American English to refer to civilian clothes?

    I would also like to know how they are referred to in informal or slangy version of Australian English.

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    Re: Is there an equivalent American slang word for British Mufti, civvies, civvies?

    Civvies is heard sometimes in American English.
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    Re: Is there an equivalent American slang word for British Mufti, civvies, civvies?

    "Civvies" is commonly used in BrE too. Some people will understand "mufti" but not all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is there an equivalent American slang word for British Mufti, civvies, civvies?

    Beware the similar word "skivvies". In American military slang, it means "underwear".
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    Re: Is there an equivalent American slang word for British Mufti, civvies, civvies?

    It's recognisable in BrE with the same meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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