pa·​ja·​ma | \ pə-ˈjä-mə, -ˈja- \

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Other Words from pajama

pajamaed \ pə-​ˈjä-​məd , -​ˈja-​ \ adjective

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In August, another picture of the princesses — including Snow White, Moana, Elsa, Pocahontas, Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, and more in their pajamas — was published by EW. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Disney Fixed "Wreck-It Ralph 2" After Criticism About Princess Tiana's Lightened Skin," 21 Sep. 2018 While Sleepy Jones makes $200 cotton pajama sets, other contemporary sleepwear brands are appealing to customers by debuting innovative fabric. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury — and can come at a high price.," 9 Oct. 2018 If students want to come to school in pajamas, that's OK, too. Jocelyn Gecker, Fox News, "California city is latest to redo 'sexist' school dress code," 19 Sep. 2018 My one silk robe has turned into a growing collection of high-end pajama sets and pieces from niche athleisure brands. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "I Basically Live in Loungewear—Here Are 7 Pieces I’m Loving Right Now," 12 Sep. 2018 Street style can oftentimes feel formulaic: fancy dress with sneakers, pajama-like sets with heels, sleek suiting with slick boots... Ana Colon, Glamour, "Let This One Perfect Outfit Convince You to Buy a Tulle Skirt for Fall 2018," 10 Sep. 2018 Ruth Root makes her own spandex with children’s pajama-like designs and wraps it around canvas, and Christina Quarles sneaks such colors and graphic-design elements into her otherwise dark scenes of body dysmorphia. Dan Duray, ELLE Decor, "Is Nostalgia in the Art World Ever a Good Thing?," 29 Aug. 2018 His body, pajama-clad and barefoot, was discovered the next day, hidden in a dense pine forest about a mile away. Milan Schreuer, The Seattle Times, "17,500 Dutchmen gave their DNA in a murder inquiry. After 20 years, an arrest.," 27 Aug. 2018 Jezebel Put them in pajamas Clever ways to use up those browning bananas no one wants to eat. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Helping Servicemen Get Home for Father's Day, Bizarre Wrinkle Removal — and More," 12 June 2013

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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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