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biggin

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noun big·gin \ˈbi-gən\

Definition of biggin

archaic

  1. :  building



Variants of biggin

or

bigging

Origin and Etymology of biggin

Middle English bigging, from biggen to dwell, from Old Norse byggja; akin to Old English bēon to be


First Known Use: 14th century


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biggin

noun big·gin

Definition of biggin

archaic

  1. :  cap: a :  a child's cap b :  nightcap



Origin and Etymology of biggin

Middle French beguin


First Known Use: 1511

Rhymes with biggin

piggin, wigan, Wiggin


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