long johns

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

Definition of long johns

: long underwear

Examples of long johns in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think long johns and thermals, which are designed to trap body heat and keep you warm in style. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Jan. 2022 Inexpensive pairs of tights or long johns can be worn underneath clothes. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 10 Jan. 2022 But as the group’s adult chaperone, Chelsea Cox, began to drive away on Nov. 9, Rowland — wearing long johns and holding a gun — appeared in the middle of the street, the girls later told investigators. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 The May Company opened for business in Leadville, Colo., in 1877, selling Levi’s and long johns to miners. Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 And then Russ or his loins or one of his other two children would plod around, with their turnips and their long johns and their self-pity, and my resting heart rate would reinstate itself. Molly Young, Vulture, 30 Sep. 2021 These long johns offer a more relaxed fit than your typical thermal leggings. Field & Stream, 20 Jan. 2021 Paying for high quality long johns will undoubtedly pay off in the long run. Field & Stream, 20 Jan. 2021 In some cases, the long johns comprised the entire outfit—the models evocative of successful 20-something Twitch streamers, dressed for a rousing day of video games. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of long johns

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Long johns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20johns. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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