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n. 1. Short pants that were never actually invented, as shorter trips to the outhouse in days of yore, even during cold weather, did not require specialized pants (i.e., long johns)

2. Short trips to the bathroom.
"I wear a pair of short johns when going number one. When I have to drop a New Jersey, however, I break out the long johns."
by Soxoff January 24, 2012
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