- Slang a coat
- [pl.]Informal clothes; outfit: tennis togs
Origin of togprobably from cant togeman(s), togman, a cloak, coat, ultimately from Classical Latin toga, toga
intransitive verbtogged, tog′ging
- togs Clothes: gardening togs.
- A coat or cloak.
transitive verbtogged, tog·ging, togs
Origin of togShort for obsolete togeman from obsolete French togue cloak from Latin toga garment ; see toga .
(third-person singular simple present togs, present participle togging, simple past and past participle togged)
- To dress.
From Latin toga, "cloak" or "mantle". It started being used by thieves and vagabonds with the noun togman, which was an old slang word for "cloak". By the 1700s the noun "tog" was used as a short form for "togman", and it was being used for "coat", and before 1800 the word started to mean "clothing". The verb "tog" came out after a short period of time and became a popular word which meant to dress up.
- (knitting) together
- (obsolete) plural form of toga