tog

[ tog ]
/ tɒg /

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 toga toga) + -man(s) obsolete cant suffix < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for togs (1 of 3)

togs
/ (tɒɡz) /

pl n informal

clothes
Australian, NZ and Irish a swimming costume

Word Origin for togs

from tog 1

British Dictionary definitions for togs (2 of 3)

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 togs (3 of 3)

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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