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
References in classic literature ?
Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg; but that I regarded as a recommendation, since he lost it in his country's service, under the immortal Hawke.
Long John Silver unearthed a very competent man for a mate, a man named Arrow.
On parting they even shook hands; that was Long John in the captain's head; but the snob never addressed a syllable to me.
I SUGGESTED that traditional long johns with a flap in the back might be a more useful present at Christmas than a onesie.
These 5ft long johns were once worn by 27stone Londoner Frederick John Kempster, who at 8ft 4.
London, Feb 15 ( ANI ): David Beckham shows off his package wearing long johns for his H and M underwear ad.
DR Who star David Tennant has let slip he wears long johns under his costume - and so does shapely co-star Billie Piper.
DEBBIE HARRY is hunting down a pair of long johns to keep out the cold at Edinburgh's Hogmanay.
Be it a nightshirt, gown or even long johns, there's nothing like going off to dreamland wearing super-soft cotton.
Hetteen and Johnson then took a quick side trip to the North Pole to present Santa Claus with a special pair of long johns.
London, Feb 4 ( ANI ): Sales of long johns have increased after David Beckham, who has launched his own range of underwear for H and M, revealed that his wife Victoria prefers him wearing the long thermals to boxer shorts.
After that, I wasted no opportunity to raise the subject of underwear; regaling him with tales of how men uses to wear long johns and granddad T(shirts.