Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tog

[tog]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a coat.
  2. Usually togs. clothes.
Show More
verb (used with object), togged, tog·ging.
  1. to dress (often followed by out or up).
Show More

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 < ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for tog out

tog1

verb togs, togging or togged
  1. (often foll by up or out) to dress oneself, esp in smart clothes
Show More
noun
  1. See togs
Show More

Word Origin

C18: probably short for obsolete cant togemans coat, from Latin toga toga + -mans, of uncertain origin

tog2

noun
    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
Show More

Word Origin

C20: arbitrary coinage from tog 1 (noun)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for tog out

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."

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper