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tog (tog) noun
1. A coat.
2. Togs: Clothes.
To dress up for a particular occasion or activity.
[From shortening of earlier cant togeman, from Latin toga (toga), ultimately from Indo-European root (s)teg- (to cover) that's also the ancestor of other words such as thatch, deck, tile, and detect.]
Tog is also the unit of thermal insulation of clothing. Another such unit is clo (shortening of clothes).
"Malkin, 47, allows the new arrival a minute to gaze in awe at his collection, eyes adjusting to its psychedelic glamour. Togging out the office like this 'may be a bit over the top' but was in part a reaction to moving to the new place, which lacks the human proportions and lawn views of the old law building on the main campus." Wendy Tuohy; The Colourful Arm of the Law; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); Nov 15, 2004;
"We wore our best surfing togs: light blue Levi cords, Pendleton shirts, Converse sneakers." Tim Ryan; Big Waves, Big Screen; Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Hawaii); Oct 24, 2004.
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