Piggy-bank



noun
1.
a small bank, having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot at the top to receive small coins.
2.
any small bank in which coins are kept.
noun
1.
a child’s coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins

noun phrase

A source of funds: Portland GE has $25 million in the company’s piggy bank

[1941+; the date refers to the first notice of pig-shaped banks for children]

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