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Definition of "pajama" [pajama]

  • A loose-fitting garment consisting of trousers and a jacket, worn for sleeping or lounging. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Loose-fitting trousers worn in the Far East by men and women. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pajama" in a sentence
  • "She probably uses them for dust rags, or maybe she gives them away to some girl who sleeps only in pajama bottoms."
  • "Eight-year-old Bruno and his twelve-year-old sister Gretel find themselves alone with their mother in a cold, modernist estate-kept company only by soldiers, a stray inmate servant or two, far-off glimpses of "pajama" - clad "farmers," and a frequent plume of acrid, pungent black smoke."
  • "not to mention such great moments in pajama journalism such as memogate!"