piggy bank


: a coin bank often in the shape of a pig

Examples of piggy bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael DeWitt: So these two very wealthy, prominent men … basically help themselves to these kids' piggy bank. Nikki Battiste, CBS News, 25 Nov. 2023 The reality, prosecutors say, is that SBF founded both companies and used them as his own personal piggy bank. Allison Morrow, CNN, 10 Oct. 2023 But still, some people lump the stimulus in with the PPP, and champion Trump as the piggy bank. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 9 Oct. 2023 Courtesy of Getty Images The U.S. economy may still have road yet to run, as JPMorgan discovered Americans haven’t quite finished raiding their pandemic-era piggy banks. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 19 July 2023 The relationship has also been tense at times. Between 2016 and 2020, Burning Man filed a lawsuit and six appeals arguing the agency chronically overcharged the festival and used the revenue as a piggy bank. Molly Osberg, Curbed, 7 Feb. 2023 Tesla insiders have repeatedly used the stock as their own private piggy bank ever since the first COVID wave ignited a spectacular rally that saw the company’s market value vault past all other car competitors to take its place amongst the elite ranks of global megacaps. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2023 To put that into perspective, imagine every CEO taking a sledgehammer to their own company’s piggy bank, smashing it to pieces, and then wondering why profits are down. Bygleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 26 June 2023 Guests can practice life skills by learning how to earn, save and spend play money, withdraw funds from a giant piggy bank, play at the Business Board, and more. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piggy bank was in 1917

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“Piggy bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy%20bank. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

piggy bank

: a bank for coins often shaped like a pig
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