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Pronunciation: /tɒɡ
 
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informal

noun

(togs)
1Clothes: running togs
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  • We could never emulate that spread when we had one ‘best’ set of clothes, school togs and the cousin's hand-me-down scruffs we mucked around in the rest of the time.
  • While we would like people to wear the right togs, just because don't shouldn't mean they are excluded.
  • I recommend you all wear your summer togs because you may not get another chance this year!
1.1Australian /NZ & Irish A swimming costume.
Example sentences
  • After breakfast, they will pack their swimming togs and snorkel gear, and head up north to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • You'd go to the Lido, but you haven't got any swimming togs.
  • I had a big tanned U on my back from constantly wearing swimming togs.

verb

(be/get togged up/out) Back to top  
Be or get dressed for a particular occasion or activity: we got togged up in our glad rags
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  • Revellers togged up in suits and fancy vintage dresses groove the night away against a projected backdrop of classic films, footage of a bygone Birmingham and, later in the evening, eye-popping burlesque routines.
  • I start getting togged up at 6.50 pm, but there's a vocal warm-up at 6.30 pm and I'm happy to be missing out on that!
  • So I got myself togged up in the required fisherman's smock, with those handy pockets for putting things in.

Origin

early 18th century (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 (see toga).

Words that rhyme with tog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, frog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, smog, snog, sprog, tautog, trog, wog

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tog2

Line breaks: tog
Pronunciation: /tɒɡ
 
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noun

British
A unit of thermal resistance used to express the insulating properties of clothes and quilts.
Example sentences
  • There's nothing I like more than being warm and cosy under a 2-layered 15 tog quilt.
  • I paid my first visit to a launderette for 21 years today in order to wash the two halves of our 15 - tog 3-year old super-kingsize duvet.
  • After that, I went off and spent a thousand quid on bedding: three duvets with different tog weights, silk sheets.

Origin

1940s: from tog1, on the pattern of an earlier unit called the clo (first element of clothes).

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