toga

noun
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 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 Dressing the Part Dagli Orti/AurImages Only citizens had the right to wear the toga, the quintessential Roman garment that was placed over the tunic and covered a man's body and shoulders. National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019 Mon Mothma's sober toga wasn't as intricate or bank-breaking, but fellow con-goers only wanted to talk to you about Bothan death tolls. Wired, 18 Nov. 2019 After puberty, boys swapped the purple trimmed toga praetexta for the plain toga virilis of a man. National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toga. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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toga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toga

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

toga

noun
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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