pajamas

[ puh-jah-muhz, -jam-uhz ]
/ pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

clothing for wearing in bed, consisting of usually loose-fitting pants or shorts and matching top: my favorite pair of flannel pajamas.
any clothing worn for sleeping or lounging: The only pajamas I brought are a pair of boxers and a T-shirt.
a jumpsuit or two-piece outfit with loose-fitting bottoms: beach pajamas.
loose-fitting trousers, usually of silk or cotton, worn in parts of Asia.

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Also especially British, py·jam·as .

Origin of pajamas

First recorded in 1870–75; plural of pajama, from Hindi, variant of pāyjāma, from Persian pāy “leg” + jāma “garment”

OTHER WORDS FROM pajamas

pa·ja·maed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pajamas

pajamas
/ (pəˈdʒɑːməz) /

pl n

the US spelling of pyjamas
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