Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Informal Long, warm underwear.

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  • n. Full-length undergarments worn to keep wearer warm in cold weather.
  • n. A full-length undergarment worn on the bottom half of the body to keep wearer warm in cold weather.

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  • n. warm underwear with long legs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the name John.

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

    Pronunciation: \ˈlȯŋ-ˌjänz\

    Function: noun plural

    Date: 1943

    : long underwear

    February 19, 2008