[dig-ingz for 1–3; dig-uhnz for 4]
(usually used with a singular verb) a place where digging is carried on.
(used with a plural verb) a mining operation or locality.
(used with a plural verb) something that is removed from an excavation.
(used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal. dig1 ( def 15 ).

1530–40; dig1 + -ing1 + -s3

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diggings (ˈdɪɡɪŋz)
pl n
1.  (functioning as plural) material that has been dug out
2.  (functioning as singular or plural) a place where mining, esp gold mining, has taken place
3.  informal (Brit) (functioning as plural) a less common name for digs

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Example sentences
Look for fresh diggings left by nine-banded armadillos.
Chief among their projects was construction of ditches and flumes to divert
  water to the diggings.
In the winter when badgers are prime, and the weather is cold, check the hole
  for fresh diggings.
During the gold rush, it was used by thousands of miners going to and from the
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