from The Century Dictionary.

  • See pajamas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of paijama.


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  • She it was who had saffron-coloured paijamas, white ruddy soft feet in gold-embroidered slippers with curved toes, a close-fitting bodice wrought with gold, a red cap, from which a golden frill fell on her snowy brow and cheeks.

    The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

  • I could catch a glimpse of a part of the room spread with a Persian carpet -- some one was sitting inside on a bed -- I could not see her, but only caught a glimpse of two exquisite feet in gold-embroidered slippers, hanging out from loose saffron-coloured paijamas and placed idly on the orange-coloured velvet carpet.

    The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

  • With a red velvet cap on my head, loose paijamas, an embroidered vest, a long flowing silk gown, and coloured handkerchiefs scented with attar, I would complete my elaborate toilet, sit on a high-cushioned chair, and replace my cigarette with a many-coiled narghileh filled with rose-water, as if in eager expectation of a strange meeting with the beloved one.

    The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

  • For visits of ceremony a pair of _paijamas_ are kept, but otherwise the _dhoti_ or loin-cloth is commonly worn.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • To divest yourself of all this and get into paijamas and so to bed: ten minutes.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • Paddington Station from New Square, Lincoln's Inn. The brown canvas case fitted to the frame of his male bicycle contained a change of clothes, a suit of paijamas, a safety razor, tooth-brush, hair-brush and comb.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • The water was rather deep, so the old farmer took of his shoes and paijamas and crossed over; but the young man waded through it with his shoes and paijamas on.

    Indian Fairy Tales

  • "Then, just now, when we were crossing the stream, he waded through it without taking off his shoes and paijamas."

    Indian Fairy Tales

  • Meanwhile the dog kept on running to the door, and pulling at his master's shirt and paijamas, as though wishing him to go outside.

    Indian Fairy Tales


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