Main definitions of tog in English

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tog1

noun

togs
informal
  • Clothes.

    ‘running togs’
    • ‘Once he comes offstage he starts changing into his wedding togs, which look more appropriate for Windsor Castle than Any Town, USA.’
    • ‘I quickly slipped out of my togs and under the sheet with some embarrassment.’
    • ‘The playing surface was a sea of green on Saturday evening and to make matters worse both teams wore togs which were predominantly white.’
    • ‘I recommend you all wear your summer togs because you may not get another chance this year!’
    • ‘I've also got some great pictures of me in my Elizabethan togs which I will scan in today so keep your eye open for some new pictures in the gallery.’
    • ‘Winton wasn't ready to see her today, there in his togs and all, dishevelled and exhausted.’
    • ‘Around forty-five minutes later she had changed into her smart togs and reappeared for her own set.’
    • ‘So I put on some jogging togs, and got ready to go outside for a 30-minute walk/jog.’
    • ‘The point at which you put summer clothes away and bring out winter togs should be celebrated with some small ceremony.’
    • ‘This is a fun game to raise funds for some deserving causes so bring along your boots, togs and shin guards and join in the fun.’
    • ‘We wandered back to the hotel from the Quayside after midnight, hand in hand and still in our posh togs, while Newcastle celebrated around us.’
    • ‘It's definitely time for a closet clear-out and some new togs.’
    • ‘Gone are cotton loincloths and turbans in favor of microfiber stretch workout togs that wick perspiration away from the body.’
    • ‘None of that cash, however, goes on designer togs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Already in her cycling togs, save for a pair of fuzzy tan slippers, she sits down at the tiny kitchen counter and plows through a slab of French toast.’
    • ‘Today he sports a particularly vivid mauve cummerbund and a matching beret over his usual black coffee-house togs.’
    • ‘You look good in winter togs and it's good to see you outside, being a part of the weather you're always talking about.’
    • ‘He's a young guy, maybe in his twenties, wearing a helmet and the kind of togs I associate with competitive racing.’
    • ‘While we would like people to wear the right togs, just because don't shouldn't mean they are excluded.’
    clothing, garments, articles of clothing, articles of dress, attire, garb
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verb

be/get togged up/out
informal
  • Be or get dressed for a particular occasion or activity.

    ‘we got togged up in our glad rags’
    • ‘They're all big men, though they don't look it when they're togged out.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Both sides are at the ground a half an hour before the kick off time, togged out, raring to go, and the referee never turns up.’
    • ‘It's not dangerous, yet togged up in that gear your average enthusiast looks damned menacing.’
    • ‘The sun shone as we togged out in our t-shirts that we put on over several layers of thermal underwear!’
    • ‘At any opportunity the kids are togged out in their wellies and off out to the two secured outdoor areas on-site or for a run around outside.’
    • ‘In the end, we had snow, but the flurries were light, and so we togged up and trekked across town back to Betty's.’
    • ‘It was a marvellous feat of organisation and the reward was to see the young people from five years of age to eight togged out in their individual club colours.’
    • ‘Twenty-two girls from Nurney were togged out in the locally sponsored jerseys and new skirts.’
    • ‘We've rather over judged the dress code - and appear to be the only ones to have bothered to get togged up at all.’
    • ‘Daisy and I had a walk into town, suitably togged up in waterproofs.’
    • ‘The tournament began at 11 o clock on a grey and wet morning but despite the inclement weather all the teams togged out and started playing.’
    • ‘I rarely wear a suit these days, often a shirt and tie but rarely the whole hog, but today I was togged out in my full glory.’
    • ‘Once again, 15 minutes after arrival, they'd togged out and with towel in hands were off down to the pool.’
    • ‘So I got myself togged up in the required fisherman's smock, with those handy pockets for putting things in.’
    • ‘Training takes place twice a week and there could be up to fifty girls togged out on those evenings.’
    • ‘Our photo shows the lads getting togged out for one of many charity football matches.’
    • ‘I got all togged up with goggles, ear plugs, face masks and dirty old clothes for two days floor sanding fun!’
    • ‘Conditions were perfect, the lads stood beside him for the pre-event photos, and he was togged out in the full kit.’
    • ‘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.’

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).

Pronunciation

tog

/täɡ//tɑɡ/

Main definitions of tog in English

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tog2

noun

British
  • A unit of thermal resistance used to express the insulating properties of clothes and quilts.

    • ‘After that, I went off and spent a thousand quid on bedding: three duvets with different tog weights, silk sheets.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sometimes I like winter and the rain: you feel so secure in your bed with your 12 tog blanket.’
    • ‘There's nothing I like more than being warm and cosy under a 2-layered 15 tog quilt.’
    • ‘Society will continue to have a drug problem for as long as we keep our heads well encased in 32 - tog coverlets.’
    • ‘I was in bed at 10 pm last night, all snuggled up comfy in my new 14.5 tog duvet.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

tog

/täɡ//tɑɡ/