piggy

adjective

pig·​gy ˈpi-gē How to pronounce piggy (audio)
piggier; piggiest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mottola and Hamm, who thought the movie needed more time, decided to break open their piggy banks. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 Just as Henry VIII was immortalized (huge, menacing, thick-necked, pasty-faced and piggy-eyed) by his court painter, Hans Holbein the Younger, might this prove to be a defining image of Elizabeth II half a millennium hence? Nick Glass, CNN, 10 Sep. 2022 The optional desk-plus-hutch ($2,245) can store books, pictures, piggy banks, globes and trophies, Gruman says. Lindsey M. Roberts, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2022 The Fed’s latest spending report noted that the savings rate has declined, suggesting that consumers are keeping the party going by robbing their piggy banks. Greg Petro, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Their houses are piggy banks, their retirement accounts are up and their bosses are eager to please. New York Times, 10 May 2022 Prior to the current coloring book program, First Federal Lakewood gave away piggy banks. John Benson, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2022 Banks also started begging customers to break out their piggy banks to pump more coins into circulation. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 The Eugene Emeralds minor league baseball team held a fundraiser, kids emptied their piggy banks, and florists and area artists donated items to sell. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piggy was in 1839

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“Piggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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