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 tax on profits above that level went into the national piggy bank. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Thanks to Sanctions, Russia Is Cushioned From Virus’s Economic Shocks," 20 Mar. 2020 Kids can start learning about money at an early age with a standard piggy bank, then gradually progress to using a checking account. Kim Porter, USA TODAY, "What parents need to know before sharing a credit card with their kids," 9 July 2019 While superstars David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand (goal each) made their usual drops in the piggy bank Tuesday night, the Bruins banked a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs in another way: The supporting cast cashed in. BostonGlobe.com, "Maple Leafs," 23 Oct. 2019 Montgomery County views The Woodlands as its piggy bank. John S.marshall, Houston Chronicle, "Q & A with John McMullan, vice chairman of the The Woodlands township board," 6 Jan. 2018 Although it was originally created as a backup in case of future supply shocks, the reserve has more recently become Congress's go-to piggy bank, used to fund everything from roads to drugs to deficit reduction. Anchorage Daily News, "Saudi supply disruption puts huge U.S. petroleum stash in play," 15 Sep. 2019 Her piggy bank just isn’t as full as her competitors’. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "The Case For Amy Klobuchar," 14 Jan. 2020 Fittingly, everyone’s favorite piggy bank, Ham, is here to make cents of this answer. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "All of the questions Forky has asked on Forky Asks a Question," 10 Jan. 2020 But the experience of Venezuela, a country that once hitched its fortunes to bullion, should be a warning that central bank reserve assets aren’t a bottomless piggy bank. Washington Post, "Gold Won’t Solve Your Budget Problems," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of piggy bank

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Piggy bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy%20bank. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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