piggy bank
noun Date: 1941 a coin bank often in the shape of a pig

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  • piggy bank — piggy banks also piggybank N COUNT A piggy bank is a small container shaped like a pig, with a narrow hole in the top through which to put coins. Children often use piggy banks to save money …   English dictionary

  • piggy bank — ☆ piggy bank n. [orig. ? < Scot pig, earthenware jar: form & meaning now infl. by PIG] any small savings bank, often one in the form of a pig, with a slot for receiving coins …   English World dictionary

  • piggy-bank — n a small container, usually in the shape of a pig, in which children can save coins …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piggy bank — piggy ,bank noun count a container used by children for saving money in, sometimes shaped like a pig …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • piggy bank — ► NOUN ▪ a money box, especially one shaped like a pig …   English terms dictionary

  • Piggy bank — For the song by 50 Cent, see Piggy Bank (song). Money Box redirects here. For the BBC Radio programme, see Money Box (radio). Piggy bank from around 1970 Piggy bank (sometimes penny bank or money box) is the traditional name of a coin… …   Wikipedia

  • Piggy Bank — Cochon tirelire Cochon tirelire vu de face : le cochon souriant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piggy bank — Cochon tirelire Cochon tirelire vu de face : le cochon souriant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • piggy bank — noun a child s coin bank (often shaped like a pig) • Syn: ↑penny bank • Hypernyms: ↑savings bank, ↑coin bank, ↑money box, ↑bank * * * noun, pl ⋯ banks [count] : a container that is often shaped like a pig with a narrow opening in the top a …   Useful english dictionary

  • piggy bank — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms piggy bank : singular piggy bank plural piggy banks a container used by children for saving money in, sometimes shaped like a pig …   English dictionary

  • piggy bank — {n.} A small bank, sometimes in the shape of a pig, for saving coins. * /John s father gave him a piggy bank./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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