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[tog] /tɒg/
a coat.
Usually, togs. clothes.
verb (used with object), togged, togging.
to dress (often followed by out or up).
Origin of tog
1775-85; apparently short for earlier cant togeman(s), togman cloak, coat, equivalent to toge (late Middle English < Latin toga toga) + -man(s) obsolete cant suffix < ? Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for togged
Historical Examples
  • So this afternoon I togged out in my furs, took the jumper, and went kiting over to the Titchborne Ranch.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • "Come with me, and we'll get you togged out for the ride," said the gunnery lieutenant.

    Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall
  • First off, we togged ourselves out the way punchers allus look in magazines.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
  • There sat his nibs, the captain, togged out with enough 278 gold braid to scare a horse.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • I was togged out as a bell-boy, and was cleanin' the winders.

  • The next day they came to a party at the Settlement House togged up in their plunder.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • togged up to the nines with his claw-hammer, cuff-shooters, gloves, and crush-hat.

  • I was all togged out in my new uniform, having been to have my picture taken, and I suppose the sight was a little unusual.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Meet me about half-past seven, Walter, up in the room, all togged up.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "Willie off the yacht" is there, togged in flannels and making a desperate struggle to roll in his gait.

    Frank Merriwell's Races Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for togged


verb togs, togging, togged
often foll by up or out. to dress oneself, esp in smart clothes
See togs
Word Origin
C18: probably short for obsolete cant togemans coat, from Latin togatoga + -mans, of uncertain origin


  1. a unit of thermal resistance used to measure the power of insulation of a fabric, garment, quilt, etc. The tog-value of an article is equal to ten times the temperature difference between its two faces, in degrees Celsius, when the flow of heat across it is equal to one watt per m²
  2. (as modifier): tog-rating
Word Origin
C20: arbitrary coinage from tog1 (noun)
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Word Origin and History for togged



1708, "any outer garment," shortened from togman "cloak, loose coat" (1560s), thieves' cant word, formed from French togue "cloak," from Latin toga (see toga). Middle English toge "toga" (14c.) was also a cant word for "coat."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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