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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

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

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-lon2.htm

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 ...

wintersilks.blair.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=HistoryofLongJohns

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.

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question119270.html

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

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question28157.html

All I could find was the fact that the term 'long johns' first appeared in the Oxford e English Dictionary in 1943 - The origin of the term is ...

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 ...

www.thefreedictionary.com/Long+handles

Also called : longies n. a close-fitting, usu.... ... (Clothing & Fashion) informal underpants with long legs. ... Noun, 1. long johns - warm underwear with long legs.

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

Answer: They were named after a boxer in the 19th Century, who was called John L. Sullivan, and they were his attire in the boxing ring so people used to call  ...