toga

noun

to·​ga ˈtō-gə How to pronounce toga (audio)
: the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome
also : a similar loose wrap or a professional, official, or academic gown
togaed adjective

Illustration of toga

Illustration of toga

Examples of toga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Young lady, put on the light-blue toga to honor our goddess. Hebe Uhart, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2023 The model stepped out in NYC in a super-short wet-look dress that’s a little bit toga, a little bit bedsheets. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 28 Aug. 2023 Johnson and Cookie, 64, both wore gold laurels around their heads, with Johnson in a white toga and Cookie in a white dress. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 Attending the Jacquemus show in Le Bourget, France on Monday, December 12, the Baywatch star and soon to be memoirist wore a sheer, toga-like wraparound white gown with a thigh-high slit and raffia fringe around the hips, accessorized with a singular matching elbow-length glove. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 13 Dec. 2022 Thankfully, this is not Trump in a toga. The Economist, 20 June 2020 Gladiator fights, exotic animals, rowdy, toga-wearing spectators. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2023 So all signs point to earned media remaining part of the marketing mix, whether the talent is wearing a toga or dancing around on TikTok after a stint on 90 Day Fiancé or another reality TV show. Nancy A Shenker, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Someone had dressed her up in a silver toga-like garment and a knit cap. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 10 May 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toga was in 1600

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“Toga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toga. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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toga

noun
to·​ga ˈtō-gə How to pronounce toga (audio)
: the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome

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