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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_underwear

Long underwear, also called long johns or thermal underwear, is a style of two- piece ... They were supposedly called long johns after a famous knife fighter who fought in long underwear. They were first used as loungewear but then later ...

www.quora.com/Why-are-long-johns-called-long-johns

May 2, 2016 ... Here are two descriptions from the Web: The history of long johns is a funny one. ... What are Long Johns, and why are they called like that?

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Feb 21, 2004 ... The term 'long johns' for long underwear is American army slang of World ... They are the winter underwear issued by the Army, and have the ...

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Big John Sullivan, also called “The Boston Strong Boy,” made the first move: a blazing ... Thus creating “long johns” as the character's article of choice to wear.

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Dec 11, 2010 ... Why are the cold weather underwear called long johns Was the ... and their sea island cotton which have they have become renowned for ...

www.lbc.co.uk/radio/special-shows/the-mystery-hour/why-are-long-johns-called-long-johns

Qualification: His father-in-law used to work on the docks wearing Long Johns. Answer: They were named after a boxer in the 19th Century, who was called ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/long-johns-vs-thermal-underwear-california-usage.2562725

I was like "No, they are called "long johns." Do people in CA use "thermal underwear" for long johns? I would consider them different entities, ...

www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2016/01/long-johns-long-handles-drawers.html

Jan 21, 2016 ... I've also heard them called long drawers so thats another name. ... When the girls were little they had some of those union suits Barbara was ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/long-underclothing-called-long-johns-thermal-underwear-etc.2368909

Long underwear or, more informally and what I use: long johns. ... They're also called thermal underwear, so I imagine you could say thermal ...

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Dec 22, 2016 ... To me, they are called "long john tops." This got me thinking about the slipperiness of this term and I asked Facebook which gave me many, ...