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piggy bank

noun
1.
a small bank, having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot at the top to receive small coins.
2.
any small bank in which coins are kept.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples from the web for piggy bank
  • Put the money you would spend each day on cigarettes in a piggy bank.
  • Turning automated teller machines into your personal piggy bank is easy-alarmingly easy.
  • If you toss quarters in a piggy bank but rack up thousands of dollars in credit-card debt at the same time, then you're a spender.
  • He also jailed opponents and turned the treasury into his personal piggy bank, sometimes with bizarre results.
  • It is neither a current piggy bank, nor a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • Its income rests entirely on the oil business, which generations of governments have used as a piggy bank.
  • The printing press is being used as the personal piggy bank for the financial industry.
  • And financially compensate individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the spill, out of his own galactic-sized piggy bank.
  • Someone might have the knowledge or skill needed to fatten up your piggy bank.
  • Put on your thinking cap and make a wise decision that will have a positive long-range effect on your piggy bank.
British Dictionary definitions for piggy bank

piggy bank

noun
1.
a child's coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins
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Slang definitions & phrases for piggy bank

piggy bank

noun phrase

A source of funds: Portland GE has $25 million in the company's piggy bank

[1941+; the date refers to the first notice of pig-shaped banks for children]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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