biggin

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[big-in]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. bigger,
  2. bigger they come, the harder they fall, the,
  3. biggest,
  4. biggety,
  5. biggie,
  6. bigging,
  7. biggish,
  8. biggity,
  9. biggs,
  10. biggs, e. power

Origin of biggin

1
1520–30; < Middle French beguin kind of hood or cap, orig. one worn by a Beguine

biggin

2
[big-in]

noun

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

Origin of biggin

2
after Biggin, the name of its early 19th-century inventor

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biggin

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biggon

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

noun

Scot a construction, esp a house or cottage

Word Origin for biggin

see big ²

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