Pyjamas



[puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z] /pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz/

noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.
1.
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[puh-jah-muh z, -jam-uh z] /pəˈdʒɑ məz, -ˈdʒæm əz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
night clothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and jacket.
2.
loose-fitting trousers, usually of silk or cotton, worn by both sexes in the Orient.
/pəˈdʒɑːməz/
plural noun
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
/pəˈdʒɑːməz/
plural noun
1.
the US spelling of pyjamas
n.

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

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 Persian paejamah, literally “leg clothing,” from pae “leg” (from PIE *ped- “foot,” see foot (n.)) + jamah “clothing.” Modern spelling (U.S.) is from 1845. British spelling tends toward pyjamas.

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