pa·​ja·​ma | \ pə-ˈjä-mə How to pronounce pajama (audio) , -ˈja- How to pronounce pajama (audio) \

Definition of pajama

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Other Words from pajama

pajamaed \ pə-​ˈjä-​məd How to pronounce pajamaed (audio) , -​ˈja-​ \ adjective

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It’s sometimes fear of failure dressed up in slippers and pajamas. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "What I Learned From Having an On-Call Astrologer for a Week," 1 Apr. 2019 For the nights at altitude, you’ll be given a duffel bag to pack essentials like toiletries, casual dinner ensembles and pajamas. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 These relatively new seats have lie-flat beds made up with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and complimentary pajamas. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: Half Off Business Class to Sydney," 5 June 2018 Louis Vuitton’s cruise 2019 show was filled with feathers, cats, and pajamas. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Pat McGrath Painted Flames on the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Models," 29 May 2018 The young royal, who was only two years old at the time, famously sported a tiny white robe and checkered pajamas for the meeting (hence Michelle's robe reference). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Michelle Obama's Response to the Royal Baby Is So Sweet," 23 Apr. 2018 He was said to have short dark hair and was wearing a loose-fitting shirt and pajama or sweat pants. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "Sexual assault reported at University of Michigan dorm," 7 Apr. 2018 Mariah Carey The unofficial queen of Christmas started celebrating early with a Christmas Eve-eve pajama party... ...and then headed out on a sleigh ride. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Here's How Celebrities Celebrated Christmas 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 Moreover, designers have fully embraced the 24-hour pajama party. Nancy Mcdonell, WSJ, "The Surprisingly Rich History of Women’s Underwear as Outerwear," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of pajama

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pajama

Hindi & Urdu pājāma, from Persian leg + jāma garment

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