See also: pj's and PJ's

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PJs pl (plural only)

  1. (colloquial, usually childish, abbreviation) pajamas; pyjamas
  2. (US, slang) Short for projects (urban housing developments for people with low incomes).
    • 1996, Murray Dubin, South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories, and the Melrose Diner, page 64:
      We lived in the PJs, that's what we called the projects. It was integrated. The people next door were white, and there weren't that many blacks []
    • 2008, Eric Gutierrez, Disciples of the Street: The Promise of a Hip Hop Church, page 62:
      He had to win over the children in the PJs. Come rain or shine, he continued to walk his parish.

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