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wigan

[ wig-uhn ]
/ ˈwɪg ən /
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noun
a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.
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Origin of wigan

1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced

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Wigan
[ wig-uhn ]
/ ˈwɪg ən /

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

Wigan
/ (ˈwɪɡən) /

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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