noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of pajamas
Examples from the Web for pajamas
“Oh let them in, Olga,” they suddenly heard the voice of Havel, who climbed out of bed in his pajamas.
You'd imagined that they could slip into their metal shell as easily as you slipped in and out of your pajamas.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was 3:55 and he went upstairs and got into his pajamas and lay down and slept for two hours.
Some may just rock out in pajamas on the couch, enjoying the fact that world has shut down for a moment.
I changed him into his pajamas and I read him a bedtime story.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials|Brandy Zadrozny|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How he must have looked, sliding down that rope in his pajamas!Dave Porter and His Rivals|Edward Stratemeyer
Slipping off my pajamas, I seated myself on the broad window sill.The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
I was in pajamas, barefoot, as on another almost similar occasion, but I was better armed than before.The Window at the White Cat|Mary Roberts Rinehart
I tell you I know, Dicky; he doesn't approve of young ladies in pajamas.The Haunted Pajamas|Francis Perry Elliott
No sheets—men sleep in their stockings, shirts, and loose trousers (pajamas); the ladies in garments something similar.A Visit to the Philippine Islands|John Bowring
British Dictionary definitions for pajamas
Word Origin and History for pajamas
1800, pai jamahs "loose trousers tied at the waist," worn by Muslims in India and adopted by Europeans there, especially for nightwear, from Hindi pajama, probably from Persian paejamah, literally "leg clothing," from pae "leg" (from PIE *ped- "foot," see foot (n.)) + jamah "clothing." Modern spelling (U.S.) is from 1845. British spelling tends toward pyjamas.