There are 2 main definitions of jim-jams in English:

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jim-jams 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjim ˌjamz/

plural noun

informal
A fit of depression or nervousness: prerace jim-jams

Origin

Mid 16th century (originally denoting a small article or knickknack): fanciful reduplication. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.

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There are 2 main definitions of jim-jams in English:

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jim-jams 2

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪmdʒamz/

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plural noun

British informal
Pyjamas.
Example sentences
  • He arrived at last week's ‘black tie’ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in what looked like his jim-jams and a dressing gown.
  • They wear cute vest and drawstring jim-jams, do face packs, drink wine from Habitat goblets and wait for boy-band pretty pizza boys to deliver junk food.
  • Half of all those quizzed in the Midlands said they liked to slip into their jim-jams to log on.

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation of pie-jim-jams, alteration of pyjamas.

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