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Any big televised event that starts at the crack of dawn is worth getting up for. I've done it all my life: big boxing matches, royal weddings, even TV-A.M.'s inaugural episode was enjoyed in pyjamas in my house.
Sharon Horgan

Meaning of "pyjamas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PYJAMAS

From Hindi, from Persian pāi leg + jāmah clothing, garment.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PYJAMAS

pyjamas  [pəˈdʒɑːməz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PYJAMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pyjamas 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 PYJAMAS 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 pyjamas in the English dictionary

The first definition of pyjamas in the dictionary is loose-fitting nightclothes comprising a jacket or top and trousers. Other definition of pyjamas is full loose-fitting ankle-length trousers worn by either sex in various Eastern countries. Pyjamas is also women's flared trousers or trouser suit used esp for leisure wear.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PYJAMAS


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PYJAMAS

pygmy possum
pygmyish
pygmyism
pygostyle
pyic
pyin
pyinkado
pyjama
pyjama cricket
pyjama rugby
pyknic
pyknodysostoses
pyknodysostosis
pyknometer
pyknotic
pylon
pylorectomies
pylorectomy
pylori
pyloric

WORDS THAT END LIKE PYJAMAS

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 pyjamas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pyjamas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PYJAMAS

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

Translator English - Chinese

睡衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pijama
570 millions of speakers

English

pyjamas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पजामा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِيجَامَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пижама
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pijama
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

Schlafanzug
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

Piyama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quần 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

piżama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піжама
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pijama
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 pyjamas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PYJAMAS»

The term «pyjamas» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.658 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PYJAMAS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «PYJAMAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pyjamas.
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Sharon Horgan
Any big televised event that starts at the crack of dawn is worth getting up for. I've done it all my life: big boxing matches, royal weddings, even TV-A.M.'s inaugural episode was enjoyed in pyjamas in my house.
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Stan Lee
I don't sound disloyal, but I've never had a pair of Marvel pyjamas or underwear. I do have a lot of Marvel figurines at home in a cabinet. Every time they make a new Marvel figure I put it in my cabinet.
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Joel Madden
Always wear cute pyjamas to bed, you'll never know who u will meet in your dreams.
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Sophia Myles
I couldn't care less about walking down the red carpet in a pair of heels and a posh frock. I'd rather be in my pyjamas at home.
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Kathy Reichs
I tend to watch a lot of movies at home. It's nice to be close to the refrigerator with my pyjamas on and just relax.
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Amber Riley
My friends tell me I'm the most boring celebrity they know! A typical night for me is at home in California or watching movies in my pyjamas.
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Liberty Ross
I have created a capsule collection for Genetic inspired by memories of growing up in LA. Denim has always been my go-to, especially during my modelling days. I discovered Genetic Denim about five years ago - they are so comfy, you could almost be wearing your pyjamas.
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Kodi Smit-McPhee
I like animation: you can go to work in your pyjamas.
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Phoebe Tonkin
In wintertime I like to wear flannel button down pyjamas, and in summer I prefer to wear, well... nothing.
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Victoria Wood
I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PYJAMAS»

Discover the use of pyjamas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pyjamas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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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
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The Dancing Pyjamas
The book 'The Dancing Pyjamas', was created by Melinda Fletcher to put a friends son Dillon to bed.
Melinda Fletcher, 2012
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Gardening in Pyjamas: Horticultural enlightenment for ...
This is the perfect book for you if you are one of the many people who feel that gardening could be your ultimate pleasure if only you knew just that little bit more about it.
Helen Yemm, 2013
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Angry White Pyjamas
In Angry White Pyjamas Robert Twigger skilfully blends the ancient with the modern ¿ the ultra-traditionalism, ritual and violence of the dojo (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the ...
Robert Twigger, 2010
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Man in Blue Pyjamas (The): A Prison Memoir
Troubling memoir of esteemed Kurdish poet's imprisonment, torture, and flight from Hussein's Iraq to Canada.
Jalal Barzanji, 2011
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Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons ...
In this entertaining book, Twigger blends the ancient with the modern--the ultratraditionalism, ritual, and violence of the "dojo" (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs, and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the 1990s--to ...
Robert Twigger, 2010
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The Cat's Pyjamas
Prepare to be delighted by the Cat and his colourful pyjamas.
Catherine Foreman, 2011
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Half Asleep In Frog Pyjamas
When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you - an ambitious, though ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker - are convinced you are facing the Weekend From Hell.You don't know the half of it!
Tom Robbins, 2010
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Paint in Your Pyjamas: Every Woman's Guide to Finding Your ...
There is also a special section on the true life stories of how five other women's lives were changed for the better through art.
Cindy Wider, Stuart Wider, 2013
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Bananas in Pyjamas
Join B1 and B2 and their friends, the teddies, in their favourite game -- chasing teddy bears! Featuring the classic theme song from Bananas in Pyjamas, this bright, engaging board book is perfect for toddlers. Ages: 0-3
Southern Star, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PYJAMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pyjamas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Toddler aged two found walking alone in the street wearing pyjamas
A two-year-old boy has been found walking in the street alone this morning wearing pyjamas and wellies. The child, from Oldham, Greater Manchester was ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Rihanna heads to the studio in her pink pyjamas and fluffy slippers …
Rihanna knows a thing or two about pushing the boundaries when it comes to fashion. But the singing superstar has taken looking laid-back look to a whole new ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Pyjamas to keep thousands of kids snug
The Herald on Sunday is today launching a campaign to provide much-needed pyjamas for some of New Zealand's most vulnerable kids. We have teamed up ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
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Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at Newcastle's Theatre Royal
From standing ovations for the child actors to an audience in floods of tears, the Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was as powerful on stage as its original form as a ... «ChronicleLive, May 15»
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Rita Ora's personalised pyjamas
She said: ''I love lounging around in my pyjamas - they're blue with polka dots and the initials RO. ''My mum got same made for me and my sister.'' The 'R.I.P.' ... «TV3.ie, Mar 15»
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Toddler who wandered outside in pyjamas and boots found safe
A three-year-old girl managed to wander out of her home in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Vanier on Thursday morning wearing only pyjamas and winter boots, ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»
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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas adaptation heads to Nottingham …
John Boyne's highly acclaimed and best-selling international novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for the stage by Angus Jackson and is on ... «Nottingham Post, Mar 15»
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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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Why can't breakfast TV women wear pyjamas, asks Clare Balding
The BBC presenter says she's fed up of female presenters dressing up “as though they are going to a cocktail party”, and puts forward another idea: pyjamas. «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Take That film new video: See Gary Barlow in pyjamas and Howard …
Take That have headed straight into the film studio to create another unforgettable music video - and this one looks possibly their most bizarre to date. «Mirror.co.uk, Oct 14»

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