\ ˈtägz How to pronounce togs (audio) , ˈtȯgz \

Definition of togs

: 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 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

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First Known Use of togs

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for togs

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

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13 Apr 2022

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“Togs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/togs. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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