piggy bank

noun

Definition of piggy bank 

: a coin bank often in the shape of a pig

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In a lawsuit filed Thursday, New York’s Attorney General Barbara Underwood said President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign. Jon Campbell, USA TODAY, "Five takeaways from New York's Trump Foundation lawsuit," 14 June 2018 On his desk is a green plastic piggy bank with some coins inside. Brian Murphy, chicagotribune.com, "Outspoken North Korean defectors allow themselves to wonder: Could they really go home again?," 10 June 2018 What happens to the little Tribune news box piggy bank? Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "A newspaper is not a building: Lessons from packing to leave Tribune Tower," 5 June 2018 The United States of America was the piggy bank that everybody was robbing. Fox News, "Ben Shapiro blasts 'idiotic' Statue of Liberty protest," 6 July 2018 Several governors from the PRI face charges of treating state funds as personal piggy banks. The Economist, "How Andrés Manuel López Obrador will remake Mexico," 23 June 2018 On his desk is a green plastic piggy bank with some coins inside. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "Outspoken North Korean defectors allow themselves to wonder: Could they really go home again?," 10 June 2018 On his desk is a green plastic piggy bank with some coins inside. Brian Murphy, chicagotribune.com, "Outspoken North Korean defectors allow themselves to wonder: Could they really go home again?," 10 June 2018 On his desk is a green plastic piggy bank with some coins inside. Brian Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "Could these outspoken North Korean defectors return home?," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of piggy bank

1917, in the meaning defined above

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piggy bank

noun

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

noun
\ 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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