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biggin

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[ big-in ]
/ ˈbɪg ɪn /
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noun Archaic.
a close-fitting cap worn especially by children in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a soft cap worn while sleeping; nightcap.
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Origin of biggin

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1520–30; <Middle French beguin kind of hood or cap, originally one worn by a Beguine

Other definitions for biggin (2 of 2)

biggin2
[ big-in ]
/ ˈbɪg ɪn /

noun
a coffeepot, usually silver, having a separate container in which the coffee is immersed while being boiled.

Origin of biggin

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After Biggin, the name of its early 19th-century inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for biggin (1 of 2)

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biggon

/ (ˈbɪɡɪn) /

noun
a plain close-fitting cap, often tying under the chin, worn in the Middle Ages and by children in the 17th century

Word Origin for biggin

C16: from French béguin; see beguine

British Dictionary definitions for biggin (2 of 2)

biggin2
/ (ˈbɪɡən) /

noun
Scot a construction, esp a house or cottage

Word Origin for biggin

see big ²
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