pyjamas

[ puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z ]
/ pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz /
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noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.

Definition for pyjamas (2 of 2)

pajamas

[ puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z ]
/ pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

night clothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and jacket.
loose-fitting trousers, usually of silk or cotton, worn by both sexes in Asia, especially in the East.
Also especially British, py·jam·as.

Origin of pajamas

1870–75; plural of pajama < Hindi, variant of pāyjāma < Persian pāy leg + jāma garment
Related formspa·ja·maed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyjamas (1 of 2)

pyjamas

US pajamas

/ (pəˈdʒɑːməz) /

pl n

loose-fitting nightclothes comprising a jacket or top and trousers
full loose-fitting ankle-length trousers worn by either sex in various Eastern countries
women's flared trousers or trouser suit used esp for leisure wear

Word Origin for pyjamas

C19: from Hindi, from Persian pāi leg + jāmah clothing, garment

British Dictionary definitions for pyjamas (2 of 2)

pajamas

/ (pəˈdʒɑːməz) /

pl n

the US spelling of pyjamas
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