Definition of tog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɒɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɑːɡ//
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  1. 1togs [plural] (informal, becoming old-fashioned) clothes, especially ones that you wear for a particular purpose running togs
  2. 2(British English) a unit for measuring the warmth of duvets, etc.
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 early 18th cent. (as a slang term for a coat or outer garment): apparently an abbreviation of obsolete criminals' slang togeman(s) ‘a light cloak’, from French toge or Latin toga, related to tegere ‘to cover’. noun sense 2 1940s: from tog ‘clothes’, on the pattern of an earlier unit called the clo (first element of clothes).

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