I. noun or bigging Etymology: Middle English bigging, from biggen to dwell, from Old Norse byggja; akin to Old English bēon to be Date: 14th century archaic building II. noun Etymology: Middle French beguin Date: 1530 archaic cap: a. a child's cap b. nightcap

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  • Biggin — could be*Biggin (Dovedale and Parwich Ward), Derbyshire, in the Peak District *Biggin by Hulland, Derbyshire, near Hulland *Biggin, North Yorkshire *Biggin, Warwickshire * The manor of Biggin in the parish of Chadwell St Mary in Essex * a… …   Wikipedia

  • Biggin — Big gin, n. [F. b[ e]guin, prob. from the cap worn by the B[ e]guines. Cf. {Beguine}, {Biggon}.] A child s cap; a hood, or something worn on the head. [1913 Webster] An old woman s biggin for a nightcap. Massinger. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biggin — Big gin, n. A coffeepot with a strainer or perforated metallic vessel for holding the ground coffee, through which boiling water is poured; so called from Mr. Biggin, the inventor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biggin — Big gin, Bigging Big ging, n. [OE. bigging. See {Big}, {Bigg}, v. t.] A building. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biggin — [big′in] n. [MFr < OFr, orig. cap worn by the Beguines, a lay sisterhood] Archaic 1. a cap or hood, esp. for a child 2. a nightcap …   English World dictionary

  • Biggin — This interesting and unusual name with variant spellings, Biggins, Biggen and Biggans, is a locational name from any of the various places in England, including Biggin in Huntingdonshire. The name derives from the Northern Middle English bigging… …   Surnames reference

  • biggin — biggin1 /big in/, n. Archaic. 1. a close fitting cap worn esp. by children in the 16th and 17th centuries. 2. a soft cap worn while sleeping; nightcap. [1520 30; < MF beguin kind of hood or cap, orig. one worn by a BEGUINE] biggin2 /big in/, n. a …   Universalium

  • biggin — noun /ˈbɪɡɪn/ a) A childs cap; (figuratively) childhood. , 1819: “my brain has been topsy turvy, they say, ever since the biggin was bound first round my head; so turning me upside down may peradventure restore it again.” Walter Scott, Ivanhoe b) …   Wiktionary

  • biggin' — Cleveland Dialect List a building …   English dialects glossary

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