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When I have no appointments, I spend the day in pajamas and go to the dog park in pajamas. I'm very casual.
Alexandra Daddario

Meaning of "pajamas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PAJAMAS

pajamas  [pəˈdʒɑːməz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PAJAMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pajamas is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PAJAMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pajamas

Pajamas in US English, spelled pyjamas in most other countries, often shortened to PJs, jimjams or jammies, can refer to several related types of clothing. The original pāijāma are loose, lightweight trousers fitted with drawstring waistbands and worn in South and West Asia by both sexes. Outside South Asia, especially in English-speaking nations, pajamas are loose-fitting, two-piece garments derived from the original garment and worn chiefly for sleeping, but sometimes also for lounging, also by both sexes. More generally, pajamas may refer to several garments, for both daywear and nightwear, derived from traditional pajamas and involving variations of style and material. The word pyjama or pajama, which originally derives from the Persian word پايجامه, was incorporated into the English language during the British Raj through the Hindustani language.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PAJAMAS


allcomers
ˈɔ:lˌkʌməz
Alzheimer´s
ˈæltsˌhaɪməz
Bahamas
bəˈhɑːməz
bloomers
ˈbluːməz
dimmers
ˈdɪməz
gentlemen-farmers
ˌdʒentəlmənˈfɑːməz
legwarmers
ˈlɛɡˌwɔːməz
primers
ˈprɪməz
pyjamas
pəˈdʒɑːməz
swimmers
swɪməz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PAJAMAS

paisan
paisana
paisano
paise
paisley
paisley shawl
paitrick
Paiute
pajama
pajamaed
Pak
pak choi
pak-choi cabbage
pakahi
pakapoo
Pakeha
Paki
Paki-basher
Paki-bashing
pakihi

WORDS THAT END LIKE PAJAMAS

Athamas
baby-doll pyjamas
camas
cat´s pyjamas
Christmas
churidar pyjamas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Hallowmas
Hamas
in inverted commas
Las Palmas
mas
Palmas
plumdamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of pajamas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pajamas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PAJAMAS

Find out the translation of pajamas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pajamas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pajamas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

睡衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pijamas
570 millions of speakers

English

pajamas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पजामा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пижамы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pijamas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পায়জামা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pyjama
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Baju tidur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pyjama
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パジャマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잠옷
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Piyama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

áo ngủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பைஜாமாக்களை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पायजामा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pijama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pigiama
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

piżamy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піжами
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pijamale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πιτζάμες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pajamas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pyjamas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pyjamas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pajamas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PAJAMAS»

The term «pajamas» is very widely used and occupies the 20.027 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PAJAMAS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pajamas» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pajamas» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pajamas

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10 QUOTES WITH «PAJAMAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pajamas.
1
Rachel Bilson
I just really love being in my pajamas.
2
Derek Blasberg
I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways.
3
Aya Cash
I didn't have that typical high school experience of feeling ashamed of who I was. I once wore a superman cape and pajamas, and I thought that was awesome - and some people didn't! But some people did, and it was an arts high school, so nobody made me feel bad about who I was.
4
Stephen Costello
In productions such as 'Anna Bolena' and 'Rigoletto,' the costumes are tailored, and they're tight. In 'Moby,' it's like you're wearing pajamas, and you have more freedom. It's very comfortable on stage.
5
Alexandra Daddario
When I have no appointments, I spend the day in pajamas and go to the dog park in pajamas. I'm very casual.
6
William Devane
I live out in the desert, in farm country. I'm around a lot of farmers, guys with packing houses, that sort of thing. Half the time, these guys are in their pajamas or in their slippers. It's their place.
7
Christine Ebersole
I stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work.
8
Bethenny Frankel
I'm always in my pajamas, unless I know for a fact that people are taking my picture.
9
Julia Glass
Colorful garments - ball gowns, kimonos, evening pajamas - made from yards upon yards of iridescent silk or velvet. I own an unjustifiable number of such outfits and jump at the chance to wear them. Against the etiquette about which I am otherwise all too conscious, I frequently, and unrepentantly, overdress for the occasion.
10
Kelly Hu
When you do voiceover it's such a fun job to be able to do. First of all, you can do it in your pajamas and you don't have to get dressed up for it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PAJAMAS»

Discover the use of pajamas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pajamas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
This is, after all, a Tom Robbins novel—and the author has never been in finer form. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tom Robbins, 2003
2
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
John Boyne, 2012
3
The Cat's Pajamas
Presents twenty-six idioms, including a cartooning elephant with a "lot to draw on" and a bear with a hat collection who has a "bee in her bonnet," with illustrations that invite readers to find the hidden cat in each picture.
Wallace Edwards, 2010
4
Pajamas
An illustrated version of the lyrics to the song "Pajamas" presents a child's view of getting ready for bed.
Livingston Taylor, Maggie Taylor, Tim Bowers, 1995
5
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book.
John Boyne, 2010
6
Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature
Pacha's Pajamas is about a little girl who becomes a Superhero for Nature through her dreams.
Aaron Ableman
7
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New ...
Here’s a way the over-fifty set can easily kill a good half hour: 1. Place your car keys in your right hand. 2. With your left hand, call a friend and confirm a lunch or dinner date. 3. Hang up the phone. 4.
David Remnick, Henry Finder, 2001
8
Llamas in Pajamas
Four mischievous llamas are dressed for bed, but they would rather eat, get a drink, play, and listen to another story before they go to sleep.
Teddy Slater, 2005
9
Adventures with Bananas in Pajamas
Adventures with BANANAS IN PAJAMAS The adventures never end for B1, B2, the Teddies, and the Rat-in-a-Hat when they spend their days playing on Cuddles Avenue.
Simon Hopkinson, Richard Tulloch, 1996
10
Piggies in Pajamas: with audio recording
The spirited oinkers from Piggies in the Kitchen are back—and they won’t go to sleep!
Michelle Meadows, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PAJAMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pajamas is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rimes puts focus back on her music
You'll see us in pajamas and sweats. As soon as I can get off stage the shoes come off. Sometimes I take them off on stage.” She promises her ... «Herald-Mail Media, Jul 15»
2
The Other Havana
In Havana, unlike in Brooklyn, no one steps out for coffee in their pajamas. Being primped and pressed is important at all times. Men often wear ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
Our lesson about alcohol and drugs: Moderation, responsibility
The young woman's clothing choice for her afternoon stroll: pajamas. We could hear her talking gibberish to herself as she struggled to hold ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
4
Phone apps feature on-demand doctors
“It's a completely different experience when you're sick and able to stay in your pajamas,” says Sheehan. “Someone comes to your home, ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»
5
Here Are Baby Goats in Pajamas to Kick Off Your Friday
TGIF, y'all! What's a better way to kick off your weekend than with an adorable video of some baby goats wearing pajamas? We're pretty sure ... «POPSUGAR, Jul 15»
6
Flatulence Filtering Garments Are a Thing, Thanks to Shreddies
The UK brand has released a series of styles, which include underwear, pajamas, and jeans for both men and women, that can combat ... «Complex, Jul 15»
7
Exclusive: Sleepy Jones Is Giving Away Free Pajamas Across America
Fill small shopping bags with Sleepy Jones' comfy pj sets, tie the bags to gigantic red helium balloons, and secure the balloons and pajamas to ... «Style.com, Jul 15»
8
Kim Kardashian Is Makeup-Free And Wearing Oversized Pajamas In …
Not only does the 34-year-old not seem to have any makeup on whatsoever, but there are pics of her wearing oversized pajamas that totally ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
9
Rihanna Rocks Pajamas, Flashes Assets During Night Outing
Rihanna was spotted in silk pajamas and robe out and about in New York for a late-night recording session on Friday. The “Bitch Better Have ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
10
Carolina Herrera Designing PJs for Terrence Howard's 'Empire …
Many of us probably wish we could wear pajamas to work. Well, lucky guy Lee Daniels does. As Vanity Fair reported in 2013, the director is ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»

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