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[puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z] /pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British
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  • The theory is that sales of slippers and pyjamas increase in a downturn.
  • Patients in pyjamas have been demonstrating alongside white-coated medical staff.
  • And you are really in hospital pyjamas all the time so nobody knew the rank of each other.
British Dictionary definitions for pyjamas


plural noun
loose-fitting nightclothes comprising a jacket or top and trousers
full loose-fitting ankle-length trousers worn by either sex in various Eastern countries
women's flared trousers or trouser suit used esp for leisure wear
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi, from Persian pāi leg + jāmah clothing, garment
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Word Origin and History for pyjamas

also pyjama (adj.), chiefly British English spelling of pajamas. Early spellings in English also include pai jamahs (1800); pigammahs (1834), peijammahs (1840).

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Encyclopedia Article for pyjamas


loose, lightweight trousers worn in the East, or a loose two-piece suit of silk, cotton, or synthetic material worn for sleeping or lounging.

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