from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loose-fitting garment consisting of trousers and a jacket, worn for sleeping or lounging. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Loose-fitting trousers worn in the Far East by men and women. Often used in the plural.

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  • n. Attributive form of pajamas
  • n. A pair of pajamas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries
  • n. (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers


Hindi pāijāma, loose-fitting trousers : Persian pāī, leg (from Middle Persian; see ped- in Indo-European roots) + Persian jāmah, garment.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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