a) Clothes.

1837-39, , ,

b) A swimsuit.

: Look at his togs, Fagin! said Charley, putting the light so close to his new jacket as nearly to set him on fire. Look at his togs! Superfine cloth, and the heavy swell cut! Oh, my eye, what a game! And his books, too! Nothing but a gentleman, Fagin!

Syn: bathers, cossie, swimmers

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