[puh-jah-muhz, -jam-uhz]
noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British. Unabridged
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pyjamas or (US) pajamas (pəˈdʒɑːməz)
pl n
1.  loose-fitting nightclothes comprising a jacket or top and trousers
2.  full loose-fitting ankle-length trousers worn by either sex in various Eastern countries
3.  women's flared trousers or trouser suit used esp for leisure wear
[C19: from Hindi, from Persian pāi eg + jāmah clothing, garment]
pajamas or (US) pajamas
pl n
[C19: from Hindi, from Persian pāi eg + jāmah clothing, garment]

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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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Example sentences
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.
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