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biggin

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noun big·gin \ ˈbi-gən \
variants: or bigging

Definition of biggin

archaic

Origin and Etymology of biggin

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


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biggin

noun

Definition of biggin

archaic
:cap:
a :a child's cap

Origin and Etymology of biggin

Middle French beguin


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