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  1. a coat.
  2. Usually togs. clothes.
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verb (used with object), togged, tog·ging.
  1. to dress (often followed by out or up).
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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 < ?
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Historical Examples

  • But Tog, which was the one with the black eye, was not to be justified.

    Billy Topsail &amp; Company

    Norman Duncan

  • But Tog was yet a puppy, unpracticed in fight; he had missed the grip.

  • Whether or not Tog was concerned in that affair, nobody knows.

  • They came leaping, with Tog in the lead––and they came silently.

  • “Mein Got—he is not a tog, he is te tyfel,” observed Jansen.


    Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for tog


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

C18: probably short for obsolete cant togemans coat, from Latin toga toga + -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
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Word Origin

C20: arbitrary coinage from tog 1 (noun)
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Word Origin and History for tog


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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