pyjama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyjama (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers
    • n pyjama a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyjama In India and Persia, thin loose trowsers or drawers; in Europe and America, drawers worn at night, or a kind of nightdress with legs. Usually used in the plural. See pajamas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. pāe-jāma, literally, leg clothing

Usage

In literature:

I put a raincoat over my pyjamas, and went into the street.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Cleigh became conscious for the first time of the condition of his pyjama jacket.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
I THINK THERE IS MORE NEED OF MEN THAN OF PYJAMAS.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 16, 1914" by Various
So could you but see me now, as I write, you would behold a being clad in a swagger suit of Cambridge blue pyjamas.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
As I saw him take up a pair of pyjamas I watched the whole process carefully.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
I spent a long time feeling about for my pyjamas.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The next pyjama conference is to be held at the Rectory.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914" by Various
I should have much preferred pyjamas myself.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
It was a choice between it and my night-gear, and I thought Gibbie'd treat me to jaw-wag if I left out my pyjamas.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Then we got into our pyjamas.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
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In poetry:

Into the murky night I stole
To see a certain cop,
Whose forthright feet patrol the beat
A stone's throw from my shop.
In my pyjama suit went I....
Across the moon dark clouds swept by.
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
Then, in my pink pyjamas clad,
I danced before his eyes.
In anger impotent I sought
His car with savage cries.
He pushed me from him with a moan.
"Go 'way!" he said. "You're out of tone."
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis

In news:

Shanghai, CHINA: A woman makes a mid-morning shopping trip at a food market while still wearing her pyjamas, in an old residential area of Shanghai, 03 November 2006.
Lily Allen 'living in pyjamas '.
Lily Allen reportedly prefers to "stay in pyjamas " at the moment.
Kate Hudson's closet brims with dresses, turquoise, pyjamas , photo-shoot favs.
The 10 Best children's pyjamas .
"I see the most fashionable pant nowadays as the pyjama pants," says designer Andy The-Anh, who has started to design for activewear company Lole.
Kate Hudson's closet brims with dresses, turquoise , pyjamas, photo-shoot favs.
For the last three years, Suzanne Stitt has been organizing a holiday pyjama drive for needy children across the city.
At the top of my anti-onesie option list is the sleek yet comfortable satin polka-dot pyjama set introduced for the holiday season.
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS (ITALIAN) - 01:00.
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