togs

plural noun

ˈtägz How to pronounce togs (audio)
ˈtȯgz
: clothing
especially : a set of clothes and accessories for a specified use
riding togs

Examples of togs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking for a new Twitter avatar early this year, Kama picked a furry Shiba Inu dog and edited Polish military togs onto the photo. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2022 The 2021 film ‘King Richard,’ about Venus and Serena Williams’ father, put retro tennis togs on display in theaters. Ann-Marie Alcántara, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2022 The film’s Oscar-winning makeup puts puffy cheeks on Chastain’s long face, which gives her the look of a mascaraed basset hound, weirdly accentuated by ’80s fashions — exercise togs, glittery headbands, big-shouldered Dynasty dresses, and fur coats. Armond White, National Review, 1 Apr. 2022 Video released after the game showed UCLA redshirt freshman forward Mac Etienne, wearing a white T-shirt and black pants rather than game togs because he has been sidelined by a season-ending knee injury, making two spitting motions at the students. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 Miss America herself would be crowned, not in her swim togs, but in a full-length evening gown. Amy Argetsinger, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Dec. 2021 On-the-nose travel clothes may be a way for shoppers to express frustration with confinement now, but these statement togs may grow stale post-pandemic. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2021 Trees-and-togs Instagram pages like @unownedspaces, @114.Index and @Organiclab.zip have over 200,000 followers combined. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

plural of English slang tog coat, short for obsolete English argot togeman, togman

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of togs was in 1779

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Cite this Entry

“Togs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/togs. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

togs

noun plural
ˈtägz How to pronounce togs (audio)
ˈtȯgz
: clothing sense 1
especially : a set of clothes and accessories for a specified use
riding togs
skiing togs

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