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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
  • Meet me about half-past seven, Walter, up in the room, all togged up.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "Come with me, and we'll get you togged out for the ride," said the gunnery lieutenant.

    Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall
  • It does seem like wasted effort to get all togged up this way just for a rehearsal.

  • Clean and togged out in some of my things, she was not radically changed.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • We are all togged out with new blue clothes, haversacks and canteens.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • I was togged out as a bell-boy, and was cleanin' the winders.

  • The room was togged out gorgeous—with mistletoe and shawls, And the candles flickered festious, around the airy walls.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • Little Rodin was togged out in a red jacket and bonnet the same as the prelate.

  • We can't afford to have you go there togged out the way you are, because we've said you were a kid that belonged to us.

    An Amateur Fireman James Otis
  • 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
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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