long johns

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

Definition of long johns

: long underwear

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Recent Examples on the Web These long johns offer a more relaxed fit than your typical thermal leggings. Field & Stream, "Best Thermal Underwear: Smart Base Layers for Cold Weather," 20 Jan. 2021 Paying for high quality long johns will undoubtedly pay off in the long run. Field & Stream, "Best Thermal Underwear: Smart Base Layers for Cold Weather," 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, "How Men Will Dress Once Covid is Over," 25 Jan. 2021 After that came my Paul Bunyan moment, consisting of long johns and oversized flannel shirts, which occurred in tandem with my extended trip home to Minnesota. Madeline Swanson, Vogue, "5 Feel-Good Accessories to Brighten Up Your Next Zoom Meeting," 25 Jan. 2021 The long johns are made out of microfiber and spandex. Field & Stream, "Best Thermal Underwear: Smart Base Layers for Cold Weather," 20 Jan. 2021 Get everything from knit socks and moccasins to nightgowns, long johns and flannel sets in this adorable pattern. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable holiday pajama sets for the whole family," 11 Nov. 2020 Get everything from knit socks and moccasins to nightgowns, long johns and flannel sets in this adorable pattern. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable holiday pajama sets for the whole family," 11 Nov. 2020 Get everything from knit socks and moccasins to nightgowns, long johns and flannel sets in this adorable pattern. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable holiday pajama sets for the whole family," 11 Nov. 2020

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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 13 May. 2021.

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long johns

noun

English Language Learners Definition of long johns

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

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