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

Definition of pajama

Keep scrolling for more

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 Flores, 44, was arrested at his home in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles and taken to a police car in handcuffs wearing pajama bottoms and a surf T-shirt. CBS News, "Missing college student Kristin Smart killed during 1996 rape attempt, prosecutor says," 15 Apr. 2021 Flores, 44, was arrested at his home in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles and taken to a police car in handcuffs wearing pajama bottoms and a surf T-shirt. Brian Melley, Anchorage Daily News, "Missing California college student Kristin Smart was killed in 1996 during an attempted rape, prosecutor says," 14 Apr. 2021 One of the men may have been wearing red plaid pajama bottoms. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Woman sounds horn, thwarts attempted carjacking: Lakewood Police Blotter," 3 Apr. 2021 Down duvets and pajama pants have also been popular with Shopping readers in the past couple of weeks. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, "The best pillows of 2021: Buffy, Casper, Brooklinen and more," 1 Apr. 2021 A year ago, nobody wore pajama bottoms to a meeting. Beth Thames |, al, "I hugged someone today, and it was wonderful," 31 Mar. 2021 Old Navy’s lightweight pajama pants are machine-washable and made from a blend of modal, rayon and spandex. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, "Best women's pajamas in 2021: Target, Old Navy and more," 12 Mar. 2021 Fire department personnel who assisted in the rescue reported the man was found wearing pajama pants and a sweatshirt. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "Connersville man rescued after 3 days in storm drain hiding from probation officer," 5 Mar. 2021 James was last seen wearing a red shirt with blue and red Batman pajama pants. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, "Middletown police search for missing 6-year-old," 1 Mar. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pajama.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of pajama

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pajama

Hindi & Urdu pājāma, from Persian leg + jāma garment

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pajama

Statistics for pajama

Last Updated

5 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pajama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on pajama

What made you want to look up pajama? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!