toga

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noun to·ga \ˈtō-gə\

Definition of toga

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of toga

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


First Known Use: 1600


TOGA Defined for English Language Learners

toga

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noun

Definition of toga for English Language Learners

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


TOGA Defined for Kids

toga

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noun to·ga \ˈtō-gə\

Definition of toga for Students

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



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