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A girl (and her doll) wearing pajamas.
A girl (and her doll) wearing pajamas.
Boys in pajamas.
Boys in pajamas.
A two year old in a blanket sleeper (footed pajamas)
A two year old in a blanket sleeper (footed pajamas)

Pajamas or pyjamas (see also spelling differences) is a word with several different, related meanings in the field of clothing: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... ImageMetadata File history File links JessiePyjamas. ... ImageMetadata File history File links JessiePyjamas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1196x1028, 249 KB) Kids in pajamas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1196x1028, 249 KB) Kids in pajamas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 80 KB) Image: picture of a two year old in a blanket sleeper taken with a Cannon Power shot A-85 (4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 80 KB) Image: picture of a two year old in a blanket sleeper taken with a Cannon Power shot A-85 (4. ... American and Proper English spelling differences are one aspect of American and British English differences. ... Men and women wearing suits, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing (from the 1937 Chicago Woolen Mills catalog) Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, boots...

  • The original pajamas — loose, lightweight drawstring trousers tied around the waist and worn in South and West Asia.[1]
  • A loose, two-piece garment derived from the preceding garment, worn as (especially men's and boys') sleepwear, in Britain, the United States, and other countries. Pyjamas in this sense consist of a jacket and trouser combination, made of a lightweight non-stretch material, similar to materials used in bed sheets, with the jacket closing down the front with buttons. These first appeared in Britain as a result of British colonial presence in South Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries, and by the early 20th century had replaced nightshirts as the dominant style of sleepwear for men and boys there. (In South Asia these are known as night suits.)
  • Other garments derived from the preceding garment, such as women's beach pajamas.
  • (Chiefly American) Any of a wide variety of (mostly two-piece) sleeping garments for both genders, including the aforementioned jacket and trouser combination, but also including many unrelated styles. In particular, many of these are made of stretch knit fabrics of various weights and thicknesses, with rib-knit trimmings, and tops that are pulled over the head like a t-shirt. (See also blanket sleepers, also known as footed pajamas.) In the loosest U.S. usage, any sleeping garment can be called pajamas. Although a distinction is often made between pajamas and non-bifurcated sleeping garments such as nightgowns, some speakers in the U.S. include even the latter within the definition of pajamas.

The word "pyjama" was incorporated into the English language from Hindustani (the progenitor language of modern-day Urdu and Hindi). The word originally derives from the Persian word پايجامه Payjama meaning "leg garment." This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... A map showing Southwest Asia - The term Middle East is more often used to refer to both Southwest Asia and some North African countries Southwest Asia, or West Asia, is the southwestern part of Asia. ... Nightwear, also called sleepwear, nightclothes, or nightdress, is clothing designed to be worn while sleeping. ... Look up jacket in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bed sheet is a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth bed cover. ... A small flat button Metal, plastic, and leather shank buttons. ... The flag of British India Map of British India, 1855 The British Raj (Raj in Hindi meaning Rule from Sanskrit Rajya) refers to the British rule between 1858 and 1947 of the Indian Subcontinent, or present-day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Myanmar, during the period whereby these lands were under... This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... A nightshirt is a special kind of shirt used in sleeping. ... 1x1 Ribbing In knitting, ribbing is a pattern in which vertical stripes of stockinette stitch alternate with vertical stripes of reverse stockinette stitch. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... A child wearing a blanket sleeper. ... The noun bifurcation (from latin bifurcare, to split (fork) into two), has several related meanings. ... Pink chiffon nightie A nightgown (also called a nightdress) is a loosely hanging item of nightwear nowadays solely for women, Its length may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir) but is typically knee-length. ... The word Hindustani is an adjective used to denote a connection to India, or, more precisely, the historical region that encompasses Northern India, Pakistan, and nearby areas. ... (اردو), historically spelled Ordu, is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch, belonging to Indo-European family of languages. ... Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी or हिंदी; IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is the official language of the Union government of India [1][2]. It is part of a dialect continuum of the Indic family, bounded on the northwest and west by Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu, and Gujarati... Persian (local name: FārsÄ« or PārsÄ« ) is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ...


When referring to sleepwear, abbreviated or diminutive forms of the word are often used, such as pj's or jammies. An abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. ... A diminutive is a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object named, encapsulation, intimacy, or endearment. ...

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History

The worldwide use of the word and the garment is the result of British colonial presence in South Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries.[2] According to Yule and Burnell's Hobson-Jobson (1903)[3] the word originally referred to loose trousers tied around the waist. This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ...

Such a garment is used by various persons in India e.g. by women of various classes, by Sikh men, and most by Mahommedans of both sexes. It was adopted from the Mahommedans by Europeans as an article of dishabille and of night attire ... It is probable that we English took the habit like a good many others from the Portuguese. Thus Pyarard (c. 1610) says, in speaking of Goa Hospital: "Ils ont force calsons sans quoy ne couchent iamais les Portugais des Indes" ... The word in now used in London shops. A friend furnishes the following reminiscence: "The late Mr. B—, tailor in Jermyn Street, some 40 years ago, in reply to a question why pyjammas had feet sewn on to them (as was sometimes the case with those furnished by London outfitters) answered: 'I believe, Sir, it is because of the White Ants."[4]

Examples. 1828: "His chief joy smoking a cigar in loose Paee-jams and native slippers." Orient. Sport. Mag. reprint 1873, i. 64. 1881: "The rest of our attire consisted of that particularly light and airy white flannel garment, known throughout India as a pajama suit." Haekel, Ceylon, p. 329. A Sikh (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent of Sikhism. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ... Families Mastotermitidae Kalotermitidae Termopsidae Hodotermitidae Rhinotermitidae Serritermitidae Termitidae Reference: Earthlife as of 2002-07-26 A termite (also known as a white ant) is any member of the order Isoptera, a group of social insects that eat wood and other cellulose-rich vegetable matter. ...

Narrow churidar silk pyjamas (with mojari shoes) as worn in South Asia.
Narrow churidar silk pyjamas (with mojari shoes) as worn in South Asia.
A formal silk pyjama and kurta (long shirt) combination.
A formal silk pyjama and kurta (long shirt) combination.
A man's salwar (wide) pajama pants.
A man's salwar (wide) pajama pants.
Salwar pajama pants (with Kabuli sandals) as worn in South and Central Asia.
Salwar pajama pants (with Kabuli sandals) as worn in South and Central Asia.

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, "They were introduced in England as lounging attire in the 17th century but soon went out of fashion. About 1870 they reappeared in the Western world as sleeping attire for men, after returning British colonials brought (them) back ...."[5] hi people Image File history File linksMetadata Narrow_asiapyjamaworn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Narrow_asiapyjamaworn. ... 19th century Indian women wearing transparent skirts over churidar pants. ... This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pyjama_kurta. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pyjama_kurta. ... A kurta (or sometimes kurti, for women) is a traditional piece of clothing worn in Afghanistan, northern India, and Pakistan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Salwar_pajama_pants. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Salwar_pajama_pants. ... Salwar kameez (Punjabi: , , Urdu: , shalwar qameez, from Persian: شلوار, meaning pants) is the traditional dress worn by various peoples of South Asia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Salwar_pajama_pants_worn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Salwar_pajama_pants_worn. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... ...


Material

A two-piece pajamas set.
A two-piece pajamas set.

Pajamas are usually loose fitting and designed for comfort, using softer materials such as cotton or the more luxurious silk or satin. Image File history File linksMetadata Two_piece_pajamas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Two_piece_pajamas. ...


Designs and Patterns

Pajamas often contain visual references to a thing that may hold some special appeal to the wearer. Images of sports, animals, balloons, polka dots and other things may all be used to decorate them. Pajamas may also be found in plainer designs, such as plaid or plain gray, but when worn in public, they are usually designed in such a way that makes their identity unambiguous. Animalia redirects here. ... Balloons are often used or given on special occasions, like cards or flowers. ... Red polka dots on a yellow background Polka dot is a pattern consisting of dots. ...


Custom

Pajamas bottoms worn with a long-sleeve T-shirt.
Pajamas bottoms worn with a long-sleeve T-shirt.

Pajamas are often worn as comfort wear even when not in bed, and are also sometimes worn as a fashion statement. In North America, some people (mainly young females) have started to wear pajama pants in public as fashion. In China, it is not unusual in the late afternoon or evening, to have adults wear their pajamas in public around their local neighborhood. Image File history File linksMetadata Pajama_bottom_longsl_tshirt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pajama_bottom_longsl_tshirt. ...


References to Pajamas in Popular Culture

The Pajama Game was a Broadway musical and also film highlighting workers at a pajama factory. The Pajama Game can refer to: The Pajama Game, a Broadway musical The Pajama Game (film), a 1957 movie based on the Broadway musical The Pajama Game (album), a Doris Day album based on the movie The Pajama Game (song), a song from the musical Category: ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...


Pajamas played a prominent role on a popular kids television shown known as Bananas in Pyjamas. The show detailed the adventures of two bananas while wearing their pajamas. Bananas in Pyjamas is an Australian childrens television show which premiered in 1992 on the ABC. It has since become syndicated in many different countries, and dubbed into those languages. ...


Pajamas Media (briefly known as Open Source Media) is a service created by mystery writer and Huffington Post blogger Roger L. Simon and Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs "with the intention of... aggregating blogs" [1], as well as "fact-checking." [2]. Pajamas Media, briefly known as Open Source Media, is a startup company founded in 2004 by mystery writer and Huffington Post blogger Roger L. Simon and Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs with the intention of. ... The Huffington Post is a group weblog and news site started by Arianna Huffington on May 9, 2005. ... Roger Lichtenberg Simon is a mystery author, blogger and screenwriter living in California. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Little Green Footballs. ... Little Green Footballs (LGF) is a principally political blog run by California web designer Charles Johnson. ... A fact checker is a person whose job consists of checking factual assertions made in news copy to determine whether they are correct. ...


Notes

  1. ^ cf. The Oxford English Dictionary. 1989 edition. Oxford University Press. Oxford and London.
  2. ^ Lewis, Ivor. 1991. Sahibs, Nabobs and Boxwallahs: A Dictionary of Words of Anglo-India. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 266 pages. ISBN 0195642236.
  3. ^ Yule, Henry and A.C. Burnell. 1903. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive. London: John Murray. 1021 pages.
  4. ^ According to Hobson-Jobson, "The insect (Termes bellicosus of naturalists) not properly an ant, of whose destructive powers there are in India so many disagreeable experiences, and so many marvellous stories."
  5. ^ pajamas. (2006). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved December 29, 2006, from : Encyclopædia Britannica Online.

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Pajamas (often PJs or jammies) are a form of nightwear.
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Pajamas are often worn as comfort wear even when not in bed, and are also sometimes worn as a fashion statement.
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