pa·​ja·​ma pə-ˈjä-mə How to pronounce pajama (audio) -ˈja- How to pronounce pajama (audio)
pajamaed adjective

Examples of pajama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These pajamas are comfortable no matter where the recipient plans to travel. Robin Raven, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 In one photo, Sterling lay down on the turf field in pink pajamas and looked at her mom. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 The family fled in their pajamas, with Abdullah’s father and grandfather taking turns carrying him to safety. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Available for pre-order today is a holiday-ready pajama line perfect for families. Essence, 17 Nov. 2023 With black piping on the adult pajamas and red trim on the kids' pajamas, these have a chic look to them. Jessica Booth, Parents, 14 Nov. 2023 These are Christmas pajamas that will become hand-me-downs. Jessica Booth, Parents, 14 Nov. 2023 Made from soft satin, the pajamas feel like a gentle hug on the skin. Theresa Johnson, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 One is wearing plaid pajamas as the other has on a bright blue hoodie. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu pājāma, from Persian leg + jāma garment

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pajama was in 1801

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Cite this Entry

“Pajama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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