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Monday, November 28, 2016

Definitions for toggery

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

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Citations for toggery
Where have you been, Jim, my deary? And where did you get your fine toggery? Mary Elizabeth Braddon, The Trail of the Serpent, 1860
Here's a shirt. Get out of that wet toggery, and Mrs. Beale shall dry it. P. G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens, 1906
Origin of toggery
1805-1815
Toggery is likely a shortening of togeman(s) or togman meaning "cloak," which, in turn, traces to the Latin toga. The -ery suffix is used in formation of nouns denoting goods or products, place or establishment, or occupation. It entered English in the early 1800s.
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