- a coat.
- Usually togs. clothes.
- 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 < ?
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- (often foll by up or out) to dress oneself, esp in smart clothes
- See togs
C18: probably short for obsolete cant togemans coat, from Latin toga toga + -mans, of uncertain origin
- 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
- (as modifier)tog-rating
C20: arbitrary coinage from tog 1 (noun)
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Word Origin and History for tog out
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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