Definition of toga in English:


Syllabification: to·ga
Pronunciation: /ˈtōgə


  • 1A 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.
  • 1.1A robe of office; a mantle of responsibility, etc..


Latin; related to tegere 'to cover'.

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