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

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Examples of piggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start looking in piggy banks and drawers or even under the couch cushions, consumers, and get that money moving. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021 The Chamelin siblings are financially responsible for everything, Jennie said, and all their money goes right into their accounts — their, quite literally, piggy banks. Clara Longo De Freitas, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 23 July 2021 Vendors also are selling piggy banks in the shape of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, as well as raspados, elotes, diablitos and tejuino. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 The company sells actual piggy banks aimed at teaching kids to allocate their pocket change for different purposes: spending, saving and giving. Julie Jargon, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021 Now, Little Peach is hoping to have lots of love, fresh fruits and veggies and adorable little piggy squeals in her future forever home soon! The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2021 McAndrew, 35, grabbed birth certificates, Social Security cards and $1,700 cash from her children's piggy banks. Romina Ruiz-goiriena, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2021 Neither Nirenberg or Brockhouse were off to a strong fundraising start at the beginning of the year but have since sought to put more in their piggy banks. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2021 When the economy shut down in March and April, disruptions to normal spending patterns meant that less physical cash was changing hands, compounded by the fact that people stopped taking their piggy banks to grocery store coin exchangers. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of piggy

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Piggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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