pajamas

[ puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z ]SEE DEFINITION OF pajamas
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAJAMAS

Charlie was at the other end of the burden, which appeared to be a middle-aged man in pajamas.

He sat up, rubbing his eyes and fumbling with the cordings of his pajamas.

Reader, have you ever purchased a pair of pajamas in London?

"The pajamas look clean, anyway," he continued as he viewed them.

He went away, to reappear a quarter of an hour later, this time in his pajamas.

It looked as they would stay until Pat got into his Pajamas.

Then for the first time I became aware that I was in pajamas myself.

He had on slippers and a light dressing gown over his pajamas.

In spite of the chill outside, he was wearing only a topcoat over his pajamas.

How he must have looked, sliding down that rope in his pajamas!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PAJAMAS

nightgown

noundress in which to sleep
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