from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Chiefly British variant of pajama. In India and Persia, thin loose trowsers or drawers; in Europe and America, drawers worn at night, or a kind of nightdress with legs. Usually used in the plural. See pajamas.

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  • noun UK Attributive form of pyjamas

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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


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  • I pass the same hopeless pyjamad cases in ghastly contraptions daily.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008