- a close-fitting cap worn especially by children in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- a soft cap worn while sleeping; nightcap.
Origin of biggin1
- a coffeepot, usually silver, having a separate container in which the coffee is immersed while being boiled.
Origin of biggin2
Examples from the Web for biggin
Historical Examples of biggin
Hardly second in merit to this method is the use of the French "biggin" or "grecque."
Various modifications of the biggin, or French filter coffee-pot, are in use.
Mither, mither, I'm biggin' a bonny hoose for ye to leeve in!Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City
S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Mosportant Scosh quesh'n. Joost your neebor's biggin in a low!
Did you always make coffee with a biggin in France, Mrs. Pasmer?April Hopes
William Dean Howells
- 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
- Scot a construction, esp a house or cottage