Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in, usually consisting of a loose-fitting jacket and trousers.
  • n. Loose-fitting trousers worn in the Far East by both sexes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A garment, similar to the Oriental pyjama (which see), adopted among Europeans, Americans, and other Occidentals, for wear in the dressing room and during sleep; also, a suit of drawers and blouse for such wear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as pajamas.

Etymologies

From the Persian/Urdu پايجامه ("leg garment") via Hindi पैजामा. (Wiktionary)

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