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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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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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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.
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