long johns


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long johns

pl.n. Informal
Warm underpants covering the legs down to the ankles.

[From the name John.]

long johns

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) informal underpants with long legs. Also called (informal): longies

long′ un′derwear


n.
a close-fitting, usu. knitted undergarment with legs reaching to the ankles, worn as protection against cold.

Long johns

One-piece men’s and boys’ underwear that buttoned down the front (union suits).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long johns - warm underwear with long legs
underclothes, underclothing, underwear - undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Translations

long johns

npl (fam) → mutandoni mpl
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