A loose flowing outer garment worn by the citizens of ancient Rome, made of a single piece of cloth and covering the whole body apart from the right arm.
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- In ancient Rome togas were worn when swimming and bathing reached the height of its popularity.
- Antony displayed Caesar's body, still wrapped in its blood-stained toga, the knife holes visible.
- Senators were recognised by a toga with a broad purple stripe, while the equestrian wore a toga with a narrow purple stripe and a gold finger ring.
Latin; related to tegere 'to cover'.