- 1) a little pail or tub, with an erect handle. N.2) of the nature of a can, holding about a pint.
A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. Francis Grose. 1790.
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Piggin — Pig gin, n. [Scot.; cf. Gael. pigean, dim. of pigeadh, pige, an earthen jar, pitcher, or pot, Ir. pigin, pighead, W. piccyn.] A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, often used as a dipper. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
piggin — [pig′in] n. [< ?] a small wooden pail with one stave extended above the rim to serve as a handle … English World dictionary
piggin — noun A small pail, can or ladle with the handle on the side; a lading can. In the colonial era, some buckets were made like a small barrel, but with one stave left extra long. This stave would be carved into a handle so the bucket could be used… … Wiktionary
Piggin — This unusual and interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a dialectal variant of Pidgeon, which is an example of the sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames.… … Surnames reference
piggin — ˈpigə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. a. chiefly dialect : a wooden vessel shaped approximately like a pail and often having one stave extended upward for use as a handle b. : a dish shaped like a piggin, often made of glass or silver,… … Useful english dictionary
piggin — noun Etymology: Middle English pygyn Date: 14th century a small wooden pail with one stave extended upward as a handle … New Collegiate Dictionary
piggin — /pig in/, n. 1. Dial. a small wooden pail or tub with a handle formed by continuing one of the staves above the rim. 2. See cream pail. [1545 55; perh. akin to PIG2] * * * … Universalium
piggin — Cleveland Dialect List a small tub … English dialects glossary
piggin — pÉªgÉªn n. small bucket or bowl created with staves and hoops … English contemporary dictionary
piggin — pig·gin … English syllables
piggin' — pig·gin … English syllables