Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tog v.

[tog n. (1)]

1. to supply someone with clothing.

[UK]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang.
‘Fat Sarah Gray’ Mr Pickwick’s Collection of Songs 7: See vot I’ve got by togging her, / She gets so precious fine.
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 26 Feb. 1/4: I’ve togged Jinney. Benney, you’d hardly know Jinney, she’s such a svell.
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 110: TOG, to dress, or equip with an outfit.
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict. [as cit. 1859].

2. to dress up, to get dressed; thus togger one who gets dressed up.

[UK]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang. in McLachlan (1964) 275: To tog, is to dress or put on clothes; to tog a person, is also to supply them with apparel, and they are said to be well or queerly tog’d, according to their appearance.
[UK]J. Burrowes Life in St George’s Fields 20: After togging themselves as beggars, they sallied forth.
[UK] ‘There’s Nothing Like Pride About Me’ in Flash Casket 64: She togs in tippets and shawls.
[UK]New Sprees of London 27: [W]e will begin with the flash doxies, the swell toggers : these are called dress girls.
[UK]Swell’s Night Guide 51: Sall was well blunted, and when she liked to tog, was good for the slips at the Vic. or the Surrey.
[UK]A. Mayhew Paved with Gold 169: Phil, intimating that, as soon as he had put on his trousers, he would black Bill’s eyes, roared out, ‘Wait till I’ve togged my “round-the-houses,” and then I’ll cook your “mince-pies” for you.’.
[UK]Newcastle Courant 2 Sept. 6/5: When not togged for night work he was usually[...] neatly dressed and looked as ‘nib-like’ a man as one [...] could well look.
[UK] ‘’Arry on Harry’ in Punch 24 Aug. 90/2: I’ve got the grit and the gumption, and know ’ow to tog like a toff.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 22: Even before I was in the money I togged like a fashion plate.