Origin of piggy bankorigin, originally uncertain or unknown; perhaps from Scottish pig, earthenware jar: form and meaning now influenced, influence by pig
piggy bankpiggy bank
- A child's coin bank shaped like a pig.
- 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 )
(plural piggy banks)
- A small container, sometimes in the form of a pig, to store small saved coins in. Often the "bank" must be broken open to retrieve the contents.