bivvy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bivouac

Noun[edit]

bivvy (plural bivvies)

  1. (colloquial) A small tent or shelter.
    • 2011, Caitlin Moran, ‘Protestors? They're Beautiful’, The Times, 12 Nov 2011:
      It would be alarming and disconcerting if people sleeping on roll-mats in central London emerged from their bivvies at breakfast, box-fresh, and sporting a crease down each leg of their slacks.

Verb[edit]

bivvy (third-person singular simple present bivvies, present participle bivvying, simple past and past participle bivvied)

  1. To erect, or to stay in such a tent or shelter