piggy bank


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piggy bank

n.
1. A child's coin bank shaped like a pig.
2. A reserve of money; savings: "Washington is slipping back into one of its intermittent debates about whether it is time to raid the national piggy bank" (Matthew Wald).

piggy bank

n
(Banking & Finance) a child's coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins

pig′gy bank`


n.
a small bank, usu. having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot to receive coins.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piggy bank - a child's coin bank (often shaped like a pig)piggy bank - a child's coin bank (often shaped like a pig)
coin bank, money box, savings bank, bank - a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
Translations
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Around one in 12 work-ing-age adults are using cash savings, such as a piggy bank, to build up their retirement pot, according to an insurer.
RETIREMENT SAVERS 'STASHING CASH IN PIGGY BANKS' AROUND one in 12 working-age adults are using cash savings, such as a piggy bank, to build up their retirement pot, according to an insurer.
RETIREMENT SAVERS A 'STASHING CASH IN PIGGY BANKS' Around one in 12 working-age adults are using cash savings, such as a piggy bank, to build up their retirement pot, according to an insurer.
Other survey findings include: -- Piggy Banks Help Teach Kids About Money -- 85% of parents report that their child has a piggy bank, and nearly all say that having one sets a good example about the importance of saving.
The utility has planned security and infrastructure upgrades that it cannot afford to pay for as long as it remains the piggy bank for city government.
NEARLY a fifth of Midlands savers still put their spare cash into a jar or piggy bank, a survey shows.
Money Savvy Kids, made possible by a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is designed to teach responsible money management with age-appropriate instructional materials, features the interactive, four-chambered Money Savvy Pig(R) piggy bank.
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Rowe Price, in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online, today launched The Great Piggy Bank Adventure(SM) -- two interactive financial education and entertainment experiences that offer lessons on the key financial themes of setting goals, saving and spending smartly, staying ahead of inflation, and diversifying your assets.
From giving children a new piggy bank when they use the free coin counting machines, to managing investments for their parents, GSB makes banking a personal relationship.
Challenge kids with the right amount of chores before their next reward using 'Karma for Kids'; with 'Karma for Friends', users can evaluate relationships with friends and co-workers according to their deeds; employ the help of a virtual piggy bank to persuade oneself to save money.
The guys in City Hall, however, like to use it as a political football or piggy bank.