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[tog-uh-ree] /ˈtɒg ə ri/
noun, plural toggeries for 2.
Informal. clothes; garments; togs.
Chiefly British. a clothing shop.
Origin of toggery
First recorded in 1805-15; tog + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for toggery
Historical Examples
  • In short, his whole "toggery" was faultless—a perfect out-and-outer.

  • He could strip a case of its toggery and go right to its vitals.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • And hark ye, Jack, you must contrive to change your toggery.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Why, bless you, that toggery would be heaven compared to what a man has to contend with.

    Peck's Sunshine George W. Peck
  • "No rides to-day in that toggery, Eddy," he said in the same voice.

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
  • The gaoler's toggery will fit you, and the other fellow's may do for me.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • toggery, clothes, harness, domestic paraphernalia of any kind.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • And never speak of clothes, collectively, as toggs or toggery.

    The Comic English Grammar Percival Leigh
  • If I go to the play now—there I am, dressed in toggery and sittin' in the stalls!

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • And never speak of clothes, collectively, as togs or toggery.

British Dictionary definitions for toggery


(informal) clothes; togs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for toggery

"clothes collectively," 1812, from tog + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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