to·​ga | \ ˈtō-gə How to pronounce toga (audio) \

Definition of toga

: the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome also : a similar loose wrap or a professional, official, or academic gown

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togaed \ ˈtō-​gəd How to pronounce togaed (audio) \ adjective

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The Princeton Festival production of Funny Thing, through July 1 at the Matthews Acting Studio, jingles these keys in its toga. John Timpane,, "Princeton Festival presents a wild, tuneful, stripped-down 'Forum'," 12 June 2018 Who can forget commentator Bobby The Brain Heenan dressed in toga while entering the venue backward on a camel. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney hold special meanings to WWE NXT double champ Adam Cole," 1 June 2018 Gail Psilos said the festival will take another look at the weather forecast on Saturday, May 26, but as of now, festivities are still on for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the day wearing a toga gets you in for free. Melinda Morris,, "Greek Fest is still a go -- for now," 25 May 2018 The cast stayed at a motel, where the debauchery rivaled the film’s toga party. Bruce Fretts, New York Times, "‘Animal House’ Oral History: From Richard Pryor to a Real Melee," 1 May 2018 The Nissan Leaf, on the other hand, wears its eudaimonia like a frumpy toga. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Nissan Leaf: A Worthy Electric Rival for the Chevy Bolt?," 22 Mar. 2018 And then Reese Witherspoon floats in to join the conversation like a Grecian mermaid in a white toga, fiery orange hair braided to the side, blue eyes popping out from dark lashes., "Behind The Scenes On The Magical Set Of A Wrinkle In Time," 7 Mar. 2018 The long, light-brown hair falling over blue eyes and the tunic or toga framing a tall, slender build. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "What did Jesus look like? It might not be what you think, new study says | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Feb. 2018 For his 52nd birthday, Franklin Roosevelt hosted a toga party in the White House. Lillian Cunningham, Washington Post, "How presidents spent their birthdays," 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of toga

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toga

Latin; akin to Latin tegere to cover — more at thatch

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English Language Learners Definition of toga

: a long, loose piece of clothing that was worn by people in ancient Rome


to·​ga | \ ˈtō-gə How to pronounce toga (audio) \

Kids Definition of toga

: the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome

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