toga

A toga is the draped, dress-like garment worn by men in ancient Rome. Today, businessmen wear suits and ties, but thousands of years ago, the business suit of Rome was a toga.

The "toga party" is practically a rite of passage in college. What could be more fun than dressing in a drapy, one-piece, off-the-shoulder tunic like they did in ancient Rome, while chugging beer and acting like an idiot. Frankly, it's hard to understand what the toga adds to the party. Is it more fun to get drunk in a weird, ancient half-dress than it is to get drunk in your own pants and shirt? The statue of Julius Caesar shows him wearing his toga, but much of it is hidden under his armored chest-plate.

Definitions of toga
  1. noun
    a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
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    types:
    toga virilis
    (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
    type of:
    cloak
    a loose outer garment
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