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piggy bank

a small bank, having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot at the top to receive small coins.
any small bank in which coins are kept.
Origin of piggy bank
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And Andy trotted off for his piggy bank to contribute his pennies.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for piggy bank

piggy bank

a child's coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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piggy bank

noun phrase

A source of funds: Portland GE has $25 million in the company's piggy bank

[1941+; the date refers to the first notice of pig-shaped banks for children]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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