wigan

noun
wig·​an | \ ˈwi-gən How to pronounce wigan (audio) \

Definition of wigan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a stiff plain-weave cotton fabric used for interlining

Wigan

geographical name
Wig·​an | \ ˈwi-gən How to pronounce Wigan (audio) \

Definition of Wigan (Entry 2 of 2)

town in Greater Manchester, northwestern England, west of Manchester population 104,000

First Known Use of wigan

Noun

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wigan

Noun

Wigan, England

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“Wigan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wigan. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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