noun, plural to·gas, to·gae [toh-jee, -gee] /ˈtoʊ dʒi, -gi/.
Origin of toga
Examples from the Web for toga
When I arrived at college back in 1991, I might as well have been wearing a toga.The Price of College Has Increased 1120 Percent Since 1978, So Is It Worth It?|Andrew Rossi|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He leaves to Sir Thomas of Langton, chaplain, a toga of sanguine color furred; a chalice worth 40s., or 40s.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
He gave his boy his toga, or, as we should say, made a man of him.The Life of Cicero|Anthony Trollope
This is the token of manhood, as the receiving of the toga is with us.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
The old gentleman fumbled in his toga, found a monocle, screwed it firmly into his eye, and inspected Harroll from head to heel.The Adventures of a Modest Man|Robert W. Chambers
In doublet or jack boots or war bonnet, in a toga, even, he might have mastered the dilemma and carried off a dubious situation.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for toga
Word Origin for toga
Word Origin and History for toga
c.1600, from Latin toga "cloak or mantle," related to tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
The outer garment of a Roman citizen in time of peace; toga prætexta had a broad purple border and was worn by children, magistrates, persons engaged in sacred rites, and later also emperors; toga virilis, the "toga of manhood," was assumed by boys at puberty.
Breeches, like the word for them (Latin bracae) were alien to the Romans, the dress of Persians, Germans and Gauls, so that bracatus "wearing breeches" was a term in Roman geography meaning "north of the Alps." College fraternity toga party popularized by movie "Animal House" (1978), but this is set in 1962.
Culture definitions for toga
An outer garment for men in ancient Rome, worn as a sign of citizenship. The toga was a nearly semicircular piece of wool, worn draped about the shoulders and body.