biggin

1 of 2

noun (1)

big·​gin ˈbi-gən How to pronounce biggin (audio)
variants or bigging
archaic

biggin

2 of 2

noun (2)

archaic
: cap:
a
: a child's cap
b

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Middle French beguin

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1511, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biggin was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Biggin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biggin. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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