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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That afternoon the kitchen was a carpenter-shop; the men brought in their tools and made two great wooden shovels with long handles.
As they pass through this narrow strait, the Indians, standing on the rocks, or on the end of wooden stages projecting from the banks, scoop them up with small nets distended on hoops and attached to long handles, and cast them on the shore.
We took and lined her with dough, and set her in the coals, and loaded her up with rag rope, and put on a dough roof, and shut down the lid, and put hot embers on top, and stood off five foot, with the long handle, cool and comfortable, and in fifteen minutes she turned out a pie that was a satisfac- tion to look at.
She looked at me through such funny glasses on the end of a long handle.
It was the steward, who had come in carrying a tin coffee-pot with a long handle, and stood quietly by: a man with a middle-aged, sallow face, long features, heavy eyelids, a soldierly grey moustache.
We're also offering a deluxe pair of extendable long handles garden shears for just PS12.
The customer buys open-stock vessels and the handles separately, while the seven-piece set comes with two long handles and the 13-piece set includes two long handles and two side handles.
The measuring cans had long handles and rested on the side of the large churn.
But, there are spades with long handles, as well as "D" or "T" short-handled ones.