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tog

[ tog ]
/ tɒg /
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noun
a coat.
Usually togs. clothes.
verb (used with object), togged, tog·ging.
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 togatoga) + -man(s) obsolete cant suffix < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for tog (1 of 2)

tog1
/ (tɒɡ) informal /

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

Word Origin for tog

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

British Dictionary definitions for tog (2 of 2)

tog2
/ (tɒɡ) /

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

Word Origin for tog

C20: arbitrary coinage from tog 1 (noun)
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