noun, plural tog·ger·ies for 2.

Informal. clothes; garments; togs.
Chiefly British. a clothing shop.

Origin of toggery

First recorded in 1805–15; tog + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toggery

Historical Examples of toggery

  • In short, his whole "toggery" was faultless—a perfect out-and-outer.

  • He could strip a case of its toggery and go right to its vitals.

    Robert Toombs

    Pleasant A. Stovall

  • And hark ye, Jack, you must contrive to change your toggery.


    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • Why, bless you, that toggery would be heaven compared to what a man has to contend with.

    Peck's Sunshine

    George W. Peck

  • "No rides to-day in that toggery, Eddy," he said in the same voice.

British Dictionary definitions for toggery



informal clothes; togs
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Word Origin and History for toggery

"clothes collectively," 1812, from tog + -ery.

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