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Pajamas vs. Pyjamas

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  • Pajamas (noun)

    Clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in, usually consisting of a loose-fitting shirt and pants/trousers.

  • Pajamas (noun)

    Loose-fitting trousers worn by both sexes in various southern Asian countries including India.

  • Pyjamas (noun)

    standard spelling of pajamas|from=British spellingclothes for sleeping in.

  • Pyjamas (noun)

    standard spelling of pajamas|from=British spellingloose trousers worn by men and women in the Far East.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Pajamas

    Originally, in India, loose drawers or trousers, such as those worn, tied about the waist, by Mohammedan men and women; by extension, a similar garment adopted among Europeans, Americans, etc., for wear in the dressing room and during sleep; also, a suit consisting of drawers and a loose upper garment for such wear.

  • Pyjamas

    A garment, similar to the Oriental pyjama (which see), adopted among Europeans, Americans, and other Occidentals, for wear in the dressing room and during sleep; also, a suit of drawers and blouse for such wear.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pajamas (noun)

    loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers

  • Pajamas (noun)

    lightweight trousers worn in various Eastern countries

  • Pyjamas (noun)

    lightweight trousers worn in various Eastern countries

  • Pyjamas (noun)

    loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers

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