the word and the garment

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Pajamas are loose-fitting garments worn chiefly for sleeping, but sometimes for lounging as well by both sexes. The worldwide use of pajamas (the word and the garment) outside the subcontinent is the result of adoption by British colonists in India in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the British influence on the wider Western world during the Victorian era.