biggin

noun (1)
big·​gin | \ ˈbi-gən How to pronounce biggin (audio) \
variants: or bigging

Definition of biggin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

biggin

noun (2)

Definition of biggin (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of biggin

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1511, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biggin

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

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“Biggin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biggin. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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