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pajamas Explained

pajamas at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


pajamas at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1800, pai jamahs "loose trousers tied at the waist," worn by Muslims in India and adopted by Europeans there, especially for nightwear, from Hindi pajama, probably from Pers. paejamah, lit. "leg clothing," from pae "leg" + jamah "clothing." Modern spelling is from 1845. ///

pajamas at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [plural] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Hindi; Origin: pajama (singular), from Persian pa 'leg' + jama 'piece of clothing']// the American spelling of pyjamas//

pajamas at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


Pajamas at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Pajamas \Pa*ja"mas\, n. pl. [Hind. p[=a]-j[=a]ma, p[=a]ej[=a]ma,
lit., leg closing.]
Originally, in India, loose drawers or trousers, such as
those worn, tied about the waist, by Mohammedan men and
women; by extension, a similar garment adopted among
Europeans, Americans, etc., for wear in the dressing room and
during sleep; also, a suit consisting of drawers and a loose
upper garment for such wear.

Pyjamas \Py*ja"mas\, or, chiefly U. S., Pajamas \Pa*ja"mas\, n.
A garment, similar to the Oriental pyjama (which see),
adopted among Europeans, Americans, and other Occidentals,
for wear in the dressing room and during sleep; also, a suit
of drawers and blouse for such wear.

pajamas at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging;
have a jacket top and trousers [syn: {pyjamas}, {pj's},
2: lightweight trousers worn in various Eastern countries [syn:

pajamas at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* pyjamas Inter: qualifier » Australia|UK|Canada


From the Inter: etyl » fa Inter: term » پايجامه||tr=pây-jâma|leg garment|lang=fa via Inter: etyl » ur/Inter: etyl » hi Inter: term » पैजामा|sc=Deva.


* Inter: IPA » /pəˈdʒɑ.məz/|/pəˈdʒæ.məz/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-pajamas.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: en-plural noun » sg=pajama
  • Clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in, usually consisting of a loose-fitting shirt and pants/trousers.
    1. Loose-fitting trousers worn by both sexes in various southern Asian countries including India.


      Inter: trans-see » pyjamas

      Derived terms

      * cat's pajamas

      See also

      * nightshirt

  • nightie

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