long johns


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long johns

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

[From the name John.]
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long johns

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


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

One-piece men’s and boys’ underwear that buttoned down the front (union suits).
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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
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Translations

long johns

npl (fam) → mutandoni mpl
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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 even got rid of two out of the six or seven I had already engaged.
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.
He was wearing a pair of dark blue long johns hitched up pretty much as high as he could at his groin.
This may have been due to the gloomy January weather, which only a pair of long johns could mitigate for, but the presence of only three horses in the feature race may have put people off too.
I SUGGESTED that traditional long johns with a flap in the back might be a more useful present at Christmas than a onesie.
The pair became household names for The Long Johns sketches in which the double-act made witty characterisations of bumbling politicians, military figures and businessmen.
These 5ft long johns were once worn by 27stone Londoner Frederick John Kempster, who at 8ft 4.5in is believed to have been the tallest man ever to have lived in England.
London, Feb 15 ( ANI ): David Beckham shows off his package wearing long johns for his H and M underwear ad.
Because Merino responds so well to movement and temperature changes, it's a perfect choice for underwear and winter layers like long johns. Ibex sells several different cuts of Merino wool undergarments, including its Balance line of underwear for men (briefs for $32, boxers for $45) and women (thongs or briefs for $25, boy shorts for $29 and a range of bras from $35-$69).