Definition of piggy bank in English:

piggy bank

Syllabification: pig·gy bank

noun

  • 1A container for saving money in, especially one shaped like a pig, with a slit in the top through which coins are dropped.
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    • Workers turned up with boxes, bags and piggy banks crammed with coins and by the end of the day the total reached £1, 550.
    • Do you try to spend it to 'get rid of it', or do you put it in a jar or a piggy bank?
    • If you have any old £10 notes hiding away in a wallet, purse or piggy bank, you have until midnight tonight to spend them.
  • 1.1Savings: many people would dip into their piggy banks to pay the higher tax bills
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    • That suggests that people are using money in their piggy banks to fund a lot of their Christmas shopping this year.
    • But, as many employers have found out, tapping the trust fund piggy bank can bring increased personal risk and result in harsh measures.
    • If you're going to make a stability/heritage / piggy bank fund, the money in it should be invested in the future - hence, education.

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