: long underwear

Examples of long johns in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From best-selling long johns to thermal glove liners, this is the winter for layers upon layers. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 Prices start at just $12 on cold weather essentials like glove liners, thermal socks, and long johns. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 Inexpensive pairs of tights or long johns can be worn underneath clothes. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 17 Jan. 2024 Paying for high quality long johns will undoubtedly pay off in the long run. Field & Stream Commerce Team, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 These long johns offer a more relaxed fit than your typical thermal leggings. Field & Stream Commerce Team, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 Teams dress in layers — long johns, hats, gloves and hand warmers for the frigid overnight and morning hours. Susan Montoya Bryan, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2023 He and his cartoon avatar dressed in red long johns and a Napoleon bicorne hat. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 There, Lopez pulled on heavy long johns, quick-drying field pants, rain pants, wool socks, two wool shirts, a fleece sweater and a rainshell. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long johns was in 1941

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“Long johns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20johns. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

long johns

plural noun
: long underwear

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