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(pə-jä′mə, -jăm′ə)
n. often pajamas
1. A garment, usually consisting of loose-fitting pants and a shirt or top, worn for sleeping or lounging.
2. A pair of loose-fitting pants worn in South and Southeast Asia by men and women.

[Hindi pāyjāmā, pājāmā and Urdu pāyjāma, pājāma, loose-fitting trousers, from Persian pāyjāma, pājāma : pāy, , foot, leg (from Middle Persian pāy, foot; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + jāma, garment (from Middle Persian ǰāmag; akin to Greek zōma, loincloth, girdle, and Lithuanian juosti, to gird).]
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(pəˈdʒɑ mə, -ˈdʒæm ə)

of, pertaining to, or resembling pajamas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pajama - a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waistpajama - a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
2.pajama - (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or loungingpajama - (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers
nightclothes, nightwear, sleepwear - garments designed to be worn in bed
sleeper - pajamas with feet; worn by children
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