noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.
- pygmy possum,
noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of pajamas
Examples from the Web for pyjamas
At around 11pm the family, in their pyjamas, went down steps into the shelter.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was grabbing books and trying to hide them, the dog was running off with them, my dad was standing helpless in his pyjamas.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir|Jeanette Winterson|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thank you very much for the pleasant parcel, with pyjamas and papers, received the other day.Letters from France|Isaac Alexander Mack
In nightgown and pyjamas, a single rug about their shoulders, they leaned out of the upper window.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
Here in their pyjamas in the summer sun, they're making a first class effort.The Glory of the Trenches|Coningsby Dawson
The first thing they saw was a suit of pyjamas lying on the floor, and the elder lady laughed as she turned to Carrie.By Right of Purchase|Harold Bindloss
Therefore on land he ever afterwards wore a frock-coat, except when in evening dress or pyjamas.The Burglars' Club|Henry A. Hering
Word Origin for pyjamas
also pyjama (adj.), chiefly British English spelling of pajamas. Early spellings in English also include pai jamahs (1800); pigammahs (1834), peijammahs (1840).
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.