wig·​an ˈwi-gən How to pronounce wigan (audio)
: a stiff plain-weave cotton fabric used for interlining

Word History


Wigan, England

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wigan was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Wigan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wigan. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Wig·​an ˈwi-gən How to pronounce Wigan (audio)
town in Greater Manchester, northwestern England, west of Manchester population 104,000

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