piggy bank


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. piggish,
  2. piggishly,
  3. piggly-wiggly,
  4. piggott,
  5. piggy,
  6. piggyback,
  7. piggyback car,
  8. piggyback plant,
  9. pigheaded,
  10. pigheadedly

Origin of piggy bank

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for piggy bank

piggy bank

noun

a child's coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins
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