[ puh-jah-muhz, -jam-uhz ]
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noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. clothing for wearing in bed, consisting of usually loose-fitting pants or shorts and matching top: my favorite pair of flannel pajamas.

  2. any clothing worn for sleeping or lounging: The only pajamas I brought are a pair of boxers and a T-shirt.

  1. a jumpsuit or two-piece outfit with loose-fitting bottoms: beach pajamas.

  2. loose-fitting trousers, usually of silk or cotton, worn in parts of Asia.

Origin of pajamas

First recorded in 1870–75; plural of pajama, from Hindi, variant of pāyjāma, from Persian pāy “leg” + jāma “garment”
  • Also especially British, py·jam·as .

Other words from pajamas

  • pa·ja·maed, adjective

Words Nearby pajamas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for pajamas


/ (pəˈdʒɑːməz) /

pl n
  1. the US spelling of pyjamas

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