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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).]


pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) the US spelling of pyjamas


(pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. nightclothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and a jacket.
2. loose trousers of silk, cotton, etc., orig. worn in India and parts of the Middle East.
Also, esp. Brit., pyjamas.
[1870–75; pl. of pajama < Hindi, variant of pāyjāma < Persian pāy leg + jāma garment]
pa•ja′maed, adj.


(American) pajamas (pəˈdʒaːməz) noun plural
a suit for sleeping, consisting of trousers and a jacket. two pairs of pyjamas.
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The child looked around smiling and thrust its hands into the pockets of the pajamas.
I do mean it, and I'm sure my sensible aunt will consent when she understands that these well I'll call them by an Indian name, and say pajamas are for underwear, and Rose can have as pretty frocks as she likes outside.
Forgetful of the fact that he wore only a thin pajama suit he led the way to the open window.
Oprah had these pajamas as one of her favorite things.
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remember when you were a child how comforting it felt to put on a clean pair of pajamas and climb into bed with a good book?
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