piggy bank


Definition of piggy bank

: a coin bank often in the shape of a pig

Examples of piggy bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of that loot in his piggy bank has much to do with his 40-year ownership of the White Sox. Terence Moore, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Prosecutors said that from the moment the company launched in 2015 until its demise in late 2018, Boice treated the company like his personal piggy bank. Matthew Barakat, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 In using Medicare as a piggy bank, the Biden administration would follow in the footsteps of its Democratic predecessor. Chris Jacobs, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2021 Directly at the box office, donations are accepted by credit card, check, cash or piggy bank. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 11 Mar. 2021 Activities include making a Baby Yoda out of felt, decorating shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day and painting a ceramic piggy bank. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 3 Mar. 2021 For all the things the Detroit Red Wings are doing well, their piggy bank is a piglet. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 16 Feb. 2021 With this alternative, the parent or child manually enters transactions for funds held elsewhere — such as cash in a piggy bank. Margarette Burnette, Star Tribune, 6 Feb. 2021 The former city councilman — who expects to formally declare his candidacy for mayor by the end of the month — had roughly $15,000 in his piggy bank at the same time in the last mayoral race. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of piggy bank

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piggy bank was in 1917

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3 Jun 2021

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“Piggy bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy%20bank. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of piggy bank

: a container that is often shaped like a pig with a narrow opening in the top and that is used for saving coins

piggy bank

\ ˈpi-gē- \

Kids Definition of piggy bank

: a container for keeping coins that is often in the shape of a pig


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