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Meaning of "pyjama" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PYJAMA

pyjama  [pəˈdʒɑːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PYJAMA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pyjama 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 PYJAMA 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.

Definition of pyjama in the English dictionary

The definition of pyjama in the dictionary is of or forming part of pyjamas. Other definition of pyjama is requiring pyjamas to be worn.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PYJAMA


armor
ˈɑːmə
armour
ˈɑːmə
cama
ˈkɑːmə
dharma
ˈdɑːmə
drama
ˈdrɑːmə
farmer
ˈfɑːmə
Gama
ˈɡɑːmə
karma
ˈkɑːmə
lama
ˈlɑːmə
llama
ˈlɑːmə
mamma
ˈmɑːmə
Nama
ˈnɑːmə
Obama
əʊˈbɑːmə
pajama
pəˈdʒɑːmə
palmer
ˈpɑːmə
panorama
ˌpænəˈrɑːmə
pharma
ˈfɑːmə
Rama
ˈrɑːmə
Samar
ˈsɑːmə
Yokohama
ˌjəʊkəʊˈhɑːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PYJAMA

pygmy chimpanzee
pygmy glider
pygmy marmoset
pygmy possum
pygmyish
pygmyism
pygostyle
pyic
pyin
pyinkado
pyjama cricket
pyjama rugby
pyjamas
pyknic
pyknodysostoses
pyknodysostosis
pyknometer
pyknotic
pylon
pylorectomies

WORDS THAT END LIKE PYJAMA

agama
Alabama
asrama
Da Gama
Dalai Lama
diorama
Hama
jicama
Kama
mama
Manama
melodrama
Okayama
Panama
sama
shama
Toyama
ulama
Vasco da Gama
Zama

Synonyms and antonyms of pyjama in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pyjama» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PYJAMA

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

Translator English - Chinese

睡衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pijama
570 millions of speakers

English

pyjama
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पायजामा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيجامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пижамы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pijama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাজামা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pyjama
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pajama
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

파자마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pajama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pajama
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பைஜாமா
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

pijama
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πυτζάμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pajama
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 pyjama

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PYJAMA»

The term «pyjama» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.518 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PYJAMA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pyjama» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pyjama» 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 pyjama

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PYJAMA»

Discover the use of pyjama in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pyjama and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Curly Pyjama Letters
These letters are a small fragment of the vast correspondence known to have taken place between lone voyager Vasco Pyjama and his friend and mentor Mr Curly of Curly Flat.While domestic contentment and ease with the natural world are Mr ...
‎2001
2
Polly Jean Pyjama Queen
Polly Jean invites all of the animals she sees on her favorite pyjamas to a party, so that she can award a prize to the animal with the best pyjamas.
Steve Webb, 2006
3
Paintings and Lifestyles of Jammu Region: From 17th to 19th ...
Pyjama (Paijama, Paejama, Pyjamah) Pyjama in a lower garment woren in legs. It always had a cotton made string which ties it with the body near the hip and stomach with the help of a knot. It has some similar and related garments called ...
Raj Kumar, 2006
4
Pyjama Days
Jez, who is sick and spending her vacation in bed, at least has books to read, and she writes about them to her penpal Polly, who is stuck in a small town waiting for her father's car to be repaired, and uses her imagination to entertain ...
‎2011
5
The Pyjama Girl Mystery: A True Story of Murder, Obsession ...
The pyjama girl was an unknown woman, found dumped by a road nesrl Albury in 1934.
Richard Evans, 2004
6
Cambridge Plays: The Pyjama Party
The play, The Pyjama Party (at Towards Independence for 6 7 year olds) is one of ten playscript adaptations of existing Cambridge Reading stories.
June Crebbin, Kate Ruttle, 2000
7
The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey
events of the “Pyjama Trail Affair” occurred in late 1995 and early 1996 in Meknes, Morocco, but the implications of these events transcend their time and place (Badry-Zalami et al. 1998). This essay provides a brief chronology of the Pyjama ...
Hugh D. Hindman, 2011
8
The Pyjama Party ELT Edition
A series of ELT readers for young learners of English. Emma has a pyjama party and Dad tells a ghost story.
June Crebbin, 2005
9
The Pyjama Game: A Journey Into Judo
Martial arts.
Mark Law, 2008
10
The Pyjama Girls Of Lambert Square
He's claustrophobic.
Sara Donati, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PYJAMA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pyjama is used in the context of the following news items.
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Elderly man beaten with iron, choked with pyjama cord and stabbed …
Diabetic pensioner Harry Campbell was beaten with an iron - which broke in half - clubbed with his walking stick, choked with a pyjama cord and repeatedly ... «The Northern Echo, Jul 15»
2
Pyjama King Peter Alexander to be immortalised with own The …
PYJAMAS king Peter Alexander has been immortalised with his own The Simpson's character. The Aussie sleepwear designer has partnered with the iconic ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Pyjamas the beneficiary for B2B event funds
COMMUNITY care provider the Pyjama Foundation will be the major beneficiary for this year's Botanic to Bridge FunD Run, to be held on August 16, Gladstone ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»
4
Wear your onesie to work for Pyjama Day
MARRIAGE celebrant Kerrie Barber-White might end up with some unimpressed clients if she wore her pyjamas on the job but that doesn't mean you can't get ... «Toowoomba Chronicle, Jun 15»
5
Pyjama wearing teens in Auckland crime spree
The girls, aged between 13 and 18 years old, allegedly went on a crime spree while wearing pyjama pants in central Auckland on Monday night. Police caught ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
6
Pyjama party sweeps board at Terrington St John 'election'
The “contenders” were; bring a cake for break party, the wear jeans for a day party, the wear pyjamas to school for the day party or have an extra 20 minutes at ... «Lynn News, May 15»
7
Usk pyjama walk raises hundreds of pounds
AROUND 50 adults and children donned their favourite pyjamas and onesies to take part in the second Usk pyjama walk. Dressed in themed-outfits ranging ... «South Wales Argus, Apr 15»
8
JMo invades MBFW: 'I wore my pyjamas to Fashion Week and …
With the pyjama look a big trend — one fashionista was wearing a designer set costing $500 at the same show — I decided to embrace the style for a little less, ... «The Daily Telegraph, Apr 15»
9
Pyjama foundation invades Golden Beach for charity
WAVE OF SUPPORT: The Pyjama Foundation's annual Long Road walk to raise funds to support children in foster care prepares to head off at Golden Beach. «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Mar 15»
10
Margot Robbie went to Focus audition in pyjamas
''So I walk into the audition in wet sneakers and denim shorts and a pyjama shirt, which was the only dry thing I had before they lost my luggage. I just walked in. «TV3.ie, Feb 15»

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