Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loose-fitting garment consisting of trousers and a shirt or top, worn for sleeping or lounging.
  • noun Loose-fitting trousers worn in South and Southeast Asia by men and women.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Hindi pāyjāmā, pāyjāmā, loose-fitting trousers and Urdu pāyjāma, pāyjāma, loose-fitting trousers, from Persian pāyjāma, pāyjāma : pāy, pā, foot, leg (from Middle Persian pāy, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots) + jāma, garment.]

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  • Also pyjama.

    May 7, 2019