pa·ja·ma | \pə-ˈjä-mə, -ˈja- \

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

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The bridesmaids and Scott and Phan’s moms received pajama sets by CLOROOM and Handmade Wayu Shigra Bucket Bags from WE’s artisan partners in Ecuador. Emily Strohm,, "Why Drew Scott & Linda Phan's First Dance at Their Wedding Might Be a Disaster," 10 May 2018 Newbury Comics, 40th Anniversary In the early days of Newbury Comics, in a thrifty apartment on Boston’s Newbury Street, founders Mike Dreese and John Brusger occasionally opened the store in the morning while still wearing pajamas. Steve Knopper, Billboard, "Four Indie Ventures Marking Major Milestones In the Music Industry," 18 June 2018 Still wearing pajamas, O’Flynn followed the man inside. Hannah Leone,, "Girl, 12, visiting Chicago from Michigan shot and killed after attending favorite cousin's graduation," 15 June 2018 Some were milling around nearby restaurant parking lots Monday morning, still wearing pajamas. CBS News, "Man kills 4 kids he held hostage and himself, ending standoff: Police," 12 June 2018 While still wearing his pajamas, Chad raced to his car to drive to East Ridge, Tenn., where his brother was living with their mother. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says," 10 Apr. 2018 But at home in his pajamas, shortly after learning of the award nomination, Duplass seemed mostly pleased for series directors Maclain Way and Chapman Way. Kate Stanhope,, "Pamela Adlon scores Emmy nomination despite Louis C.K. scandal," 12 July 2018 With the addition of a few key elements (like a pair of structured sunnies and a fitted tee), Selena makes the perfect case for wearing your pajamas all day long this summer. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wears $20 Zara Sweatpants in New York City," 12 July 2018 Scores of staff and patients, some still in their pajamas, were rescued from the isolated Mabi Memorial Hospital in boats rowed by members of Japan's Self Defense Forces. NBC News, "81 people killed in torrential rains, landslides in western Japan," 8 July 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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