pajamas

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English[edit]

Two boys in pajamas (sleepwear)
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Etymology[edit]

From Urdu/Hindi پایجامه ‎(pāyjāma) / पैजामा ‎(payjāmā), from Persian پايجامه / پاجامه ‎(pāyjāma / pājāma, leg garment).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pəˈdʒɑ.məz/, /pəˈdʒæ.məz/
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Noun[edit]

pajamas pl ‎(normally plural, singular pajama)

  1. Clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in, usually consisting of a loose-fitting shirt and pants/trousers.
  2. Loose-fitting trousers worn by both sexes in various southern Asian countries including India.

Usage notes[edit]

"pajamas" is chiefly a U.S. spelling, the rest of the English speaking world uses "pyjamas"

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