Civilian clothes worn by someone in an occupation or organization for which a uniform might be expected, as the police or clergy.(noun)
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Use "plain clothes" in a sentence
"'This morning two plain clothes officers of the Metropolitan Police went to Ellis Quint's flat overlooking Regent's Park intending to interview him harmlessly about his whereabouts early Saturday morning."
"Gager, during his conference with his colleague Bunfit, had been dressed in plain black clothes; but in spite of his plain clothes he looked every inch a policeman."
"I was particularly grateful for the fact of being in plain clothes one day though, when, walking along Boulevard Saint-Michel, I heard a voice hailing me."