Pajama meaning

pə-jämə, -jămə
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A loose-fitting garment consisting of trousers and a shirt or top, worn for sleeping or lounging.
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Loose-fitting trousers worn in South and Southeast Asia by men and women.
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Attributive form of pajamas.

We were greeted by an old, pajama-clad man.

Let's have a pajama party.

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A pair of pajamas.
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Origin of pajama

  • Hindi pāyjāmā, pāyjāmā loose-fitting trousers Urdu pāyjāma, pāyjāma loose-fitting trousers from Persian pāyjāma, pāyjāma pāy, pā foot, leg (from Middle Persian pāy foot ped- in Indo-European roots) jāma garment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition