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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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.
The stash - held in SpongeBob SquarePants tins the family call their piggy banks - was stolen from their home.
BANKING chiefs are urging savers to empty their piggy banks this Christmas because of a shortage of coppers in circulation.
Piggy banks of various forms emerged, made by the local "fawakherji," or pottery maker.
Hundreds of Napa residents recently discovered piggy banks on their doorsteps with an invitation to receive $5 by visiting Redwood's Napa branch.
The police claimed the June 28 to July 4 edition of Tempo featuring a caricature on its front page depicting a police officer surrounded by three piggy banks constitute a slander and hurt the feeling of its 400,000 members.
For a chance to win one of the Piggy Banks - and a signed CCFC football - simply answer the following question: Q: From which Championship club did Coventry City sign defender Richard Wood from earlier this month?
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.
And with lipsticks for pounds 11, eyeshadows at pounds 10 and nail varnishes priced pounds 8, it will suit even the sorriest piggy banks.
Young savers have fattened their piggy banks in anticipation of Christmas with three in five saving more than they spend during the year, new research today showed.