wigan

[wig-uh n]
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noun

a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.

Nearby words

  1. wifey,
  2. wiffle,
  3. wig,
  4. wig out,
  5. wig.,
  6. wigeon,
  7. wigged,
  8. wigger,
  9. wiggery,
  10. wiggin

Origin of wigan

1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced

Wigan

[wig-uh n]

noun

borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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British Dictionary definitions for wigan

Wigan

noun

an industrial town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former coal-mining centre. Pop: 81 203 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 303 800 (2003 est). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)
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