Long-johns



noun, (used with a plural verb) Informal.
1.
long underwear, especially for winter use.
plural noun
1.
(informal) underpants with long legs
n.

type of warm underwear, 1943, originally for U.S. GIs. By 1919 as a type of pastry. Long john also was used of various sorts of worm, potato, sled, etc.

noun phrase

Long winter underwear: A generation or so ago, men, women, boys and girls put on long ones in October and wore long ones until spring/ Pop, will you dig that dish out of your long johns (1940s+)

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