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

Definition of pajama

Other Words from pajama

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

Examples of pajama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside are the gas receipt, the Chick-fil-A bag, Ty’s white Air Force 1s, and his flannel pajama bottoms, the fabric ripped and stained with blood and earth. Washington Post, 30 June 2022 Who doesn’t relish the comfort of attending a business meeting in pajama bottoms, or saving two hours on their daily commute? Karl Moore, Forbes, 10 June 2022 After so much walking, shopping, Cupid Shufflin’ and vibing, the Blackout Weekend team wrapped up festivities with a pajama party. Tabnie Dozier, Essence, 1 Apr. 2022 Activities also include an evening pajama party, visits with Santa and a dessert buffet that draws on L.S. Ayres Tea Room traditions. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Nov. 2021 Make holiday crafts, enjoy the Hanukkah celebration Dec. 5; and attend live musical performances Dec. 17; plus an outdoor pajama party Dec. 18, and much more. Mary Lou Cruz,, 12 Nov. 2021 Get out your Ouija board and your Halloween PJs; this pajama party is not for the faint of heart. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 1 Oct. 2021 First to take the spotlight were The Real Housewives of Potomac, who gathered at Candiace's (mother's) old house for a pajama party, where a weirdly aggressive text chain had everyone shaking in their pink satin bedtime sets. Mary Sollosi,, 6 Aug. 2021 The Gingerbreads were back to gigs like a pajama party at a lodge in Wisconsin. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2021 See More

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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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28 Jul 2022

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“Pajama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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