Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Clothes.
  • noun A coat or cloak.
  • transitive verb To dress or clothe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of tug.
  • noun A garment: usually in the plural.
  • To dress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb Colloq. or Slang To put toggery, or togs, on; to dress; -- usually with out, implying care, elaborateness, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cloak.
  • noun Clothes.
  • noun A unit of thermal resistance, being ten times the temperature difference (in °C) between the two surfaces of a material when the flow of heat is equal to one watt per square metre
  • verb transitive To dress.
  • abbreviation knitting together

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for obsolete togeman, from obsolete French togue, cloak, from Latin toga, garment; see toga.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin toga, "cloack" or "mantle". It started being used by thieves and vagabonds with the noun togman, which was an old slang word for "cloack". 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.

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    November 3, 2007