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tog

[tog] /tɒg/
noun
1.
a coat.
2.
Usually, togs. clothes.
verb (used with object), togged, togging.
3.
to dress (often followed by out or up).
Origin
1775-1785
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 < ?
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  • Then he headed home to collect his guns and hunting togs and go to his uncle's estate.
  • Take the time to nose around these residential neighborhoods' many boutiques and you'll leave with one-of-a-kind togs.
British Dictionary definitions for togs

togs

/tɒɡz/
plural noun (informal)
1.
clothes
2.
(Austral & NZ, Irish) a swimming costume
Word Origin
from tog1

tog1

/tɒɡ/
verb togs, togging, togged
1.
often foll by up or out. to dress oneself, esp in smart clothes
noun
2.
See togs
Word Origin
C18: probably short for obsolete cant togemans coat, from Latin togatoga + -mans, of uncertain origin

tog2

/tɒɡ/
noun
1.
  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 togs

"clothes," 1779, plural of tog (q.v.).

tog

n.

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."

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Slang definitions & phrases for togs

togs

noun

Clothing, esp that worn for a specific purpose: riding togs

[1779+; fr tog, ''coat,'' ultimately fr Latin toga]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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