piggy bank


Definition of piggy bank

: a coin bank often in the shape of a pig

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Baoshang was the piggy bank of a disgraced tycoon; Bank of Jinzhou’s auditors resigned amid signs of loan fraud; multiple executives at Hengfeng were felled by corruption charges. The Economist, "After three Chinese banks are bailed out, how many more are at risk?," 5 Sep. 2019 Collaborating with others could put extra dollars in your piggy bank. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Sept. 1, 2019: Aries, fuel up and get stuff done; Gemini, write your own narrative," 1 Sep. 2019 But don’t, because the red-checked tablecloths, the long Formica counter with hamburger piggy banks and the walls of Fiesta medals are part of the charm. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Danny Boy’s Hamburgers," 16 Aug. 2019 The last time state government filled its piggy bank to the limit wasn’t exactly a shining moment in Connecticut budget history. Keith M. Phaneuf, courant.com, "Connecticut’s budget reserve on the brink of hitting record high," 1 Aug. 2019 Orange County, which has often tapped transportation reserves to make up for Lynx shortfalls, won’t tap the piggy bank anymore, Petersen said. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Proposed Orange County budget includes money for more deputies, more firefighters — and raises for full-time county workers making less than $15 an hour," 15 July 2019 With major reinforcements needed, rumours suggest that Unai Emery will have around £40-50m to spend on recruiting new players, making Arsenal's transfer budget less of a war chest and more of a piggy bank. SI.com, "Arsenal Transfers: How Unai Emery's Team Could Look in 2019/20," 4 June 2019 Our kids will grow up without ceramic piggy banks, gifts from the Tooth Fairy, and birthday cards from Grandma with a few bills slipped in. Town & Country, "Is This the End of Cash?," 28 Jan. 2019 As noted in a previous column, that leaves Amazon as the most interesting potential buyer—or perhaps Jeff Bezos from his personal piggy bank. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "CBS and the Function of Severance," 11 Sep. 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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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

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Kids Definition of piggy bank

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

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