a coat.
Usually togs. clothes.

verb (used with object), togged, tog·ging.

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 < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for togged

Historical Examples of togged

  • Meet me about half-past seven, Walter, up in the room, all togged up.

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • "Come with me, and we'll get you togged out for the ride," said the gunnery lieutenant.

    Some Naval Yarns

    Mordaunt Hall

  • It does seem like wasted effort to get all togged up this way just for a rehearsal.

  • Clean and togged out in some of my things, she was not radically changed.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • We are all togged out with new blue clothes, haversacks and canteens.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

British Dictionary definitions for togged



verb togs, togging or togged

(often foll by up or out) to dress oneself, esp in smart clothes


See togs

Word Origin for tog

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

Word Origin for tog

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



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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