pig·​gin ˈpi-gən How to pronounce piggin (audio)
: a small wooden pail with one stave extended upward as a handle

Illustration of piggin

Illustration of piggin

Word History


Middle English pygyn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Piggin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggin. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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