long johns

plural noun
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˌjänz How to pronounce long johns (audio) \

Definition of long johns

: long underwear

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Some exchanged gifts like long johns, liquor and photographs of relatives who couldn’t attend or had died, while others struggled to continue their conversations. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war," 21 June 2018 Cameron Cuffe stars as Seg-El, grandfather of Kal-El, who won’t even be born for another 200 years, much less don his blue Superman long johns, flowing red cape and tighty reddies. David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, "SyFy ‘Krypton’ isn’t faster than a speeding bullet," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of long johns

1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of long johns

: underwear that covers your legs and that is worn in cold weather

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