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long johns

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Definition of long johns in English:

plural noun

informal
Underpants with closely fitted legs that extend to the wearer’s ankles.
Example sentences
  • Everyone wishes they had long johns under their jeans when it's 30 degrees and they're about to sit down in the car.
  • All three boys were wearing bathrobes and long johns.
  • Breathables do let the cold in, but if necessary the solution is to wear long johns under thermal fleece trousers.

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