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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).
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piggy bank

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


n.
a small bank, usu. having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot to receive coins.
[1940–45]
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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"
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Translations
SparschweinGeldtopf
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malacpersely

piggy bank

nSparschwein nt
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piggy bank

[ˈpɪgɪˌbæŋk] nsalvadanaio
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