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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Other Words from toga

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

Examples of toga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pool parties, poker nights, talent shows, toga parties, pig roasts. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 The gathering held last June at a park in Irvine, California, was not a standard toga party. Rhaina Cohen, The Atlantic, 21 Jan. 2022 The king, cast in lead and covered in gold gilt, sat on a horse and wore a Roman toga and a crown of laurels. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 The winners of a costume/toga contest will be announced between 11 p.m. and midnight. Marcy De Luna, Chron, 29 Oct. 2020 The choice of where to go was easier than finding a beer at a Delta House toga party. Dan Fellner, The Arizona Republic, 27 Aug. 2020 There’s a certain novelty to a machine that can spit out margaritas on demand which appeals to toga-wearing frat bros, and Close doesn’t deny that. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 20 May 2020 It would never be made in the #MeToo era but the Deathmobile, the food fight and John Belushi in a toga destroying a guitar still have no college-comedy equal. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2020 The toga was time-consuming to put on, and left one arm immobilized under its complex folds. National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019 See More

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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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“Toga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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