pyjama


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py·ja·ma

 (pə-jä′mə, -jăm′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of pajama.
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pyjama

(pəˈdʒɑːmə) or

pajama

n (modifier)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) of or forming part of pyjamas: pyjama top.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) requiring pyjamas to be worn: a pyjama party.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyjama - a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waistpyjama - 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.pyjama - (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or loungingpyjama - (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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Translations

pyjama

[pɪˈdʒɑːmə] modif
pyjama bottoms → pantalon m de pyjama
a pyjama top → une veste de pyjama
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pyjama

, (US) pajama
adj attrSchlafanzug-, Pyjama-; pyjama jacketSchlafanzug- or Pyjamajacke f; pyjama partyPyjamaparty f
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References in classic literature ?
They were so excited that the first night they went to bed in what they could call a home they lay awake talking till three in the morning; and next day found lighting the fire and making their own coffee, which they had in pyjamas, such a jolly business that Philip did not get to Amitrano's till nearly eleven.
I put the helm hard a-star- board at the moment when the pilgrim in pink pyjamas, very hot and agitated, appeared in the doorway.
Besides, I was anxious to take the wheel, the man in pink pyjamas showing himself a hopeless duffer at the business.
And Walter Merritt Emory won his desire of Michael against Doctor Masters; had his wife dine with him at Jules' that evening and took her to see Margaret Anglin in celebration of the victory; returned home at one in the morning, in his pyjamas went out to take a last look at Michael, and found no Michael.
I sat in my Pyjamas. My thoughts wandered, and I thought of the sunny beaches of Brittany and the freshness of the sea.
(suggesting a halo that was by no means appropriate to the face), but otherwise he was clad only in a very vivid suit of striped scarlet and yellow pyjamas; which, though glowing enough to behold, must have been, on a fresh morning, pretty chilly to wear.
The Major was still looking at him quietly, but with protruding eyes, when the front door was flung open, releasing a flood of gaslight on the face of the fading mist; and another figure in pyjamas sprang or tumbled out into the garden.
"Pyjamas first," said Raffles, with as much authority as though it mattered.
Theobald on our mat; in a yellow Jaeger suit, with a chin as yellow jutting over the flaps that he had turned up to hide his pyjamas.
And he went leaping down the stairs, as other doors opened and Lord Amersteth and his son appeared simultaneously in their pyjamas. At that my man ceased struggling; but I was still holding him when Crowley turned up the gas.
So dark was the night that we were in the cricketers' midst before we saw the shimmer of their pyjamas; and then Lord Amersteth almost trod on Mackenzie as he lay prostrate in the dew.
Bill was in bed when the bell rang, and received his late host in his pyjamas, wondering, as he did so, whether this was the New York custom, to foregather again after a party had been broken up, and chat till breakfast.