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
togaedplay \-gəd\ adjective
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The sculptor, Horatio Greenough, wanted to depict Washington as a Greek figure clad in a toga to compare him with those who created democracy in ancient Greece, the Smithsonian said.
The teams are given togas to wear for the challenge.
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Origin and Etymology of toga
Latin; akin to Latin tegere to cover — more at thatch
First Known Use: 1600
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Definition of toga for English Language Learners
: a long, loose piece of clothing that was worn by people in ancient Rome
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Definition of toga for Students
: the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome
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