penny bank

penny bank
noun
a child's coin bank (often shaped like a pig)
Syn: ↑piggy bank
Hypernyms: ↑savings bank, ↑coin bank, ↑money box, ↑bank

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noun
1. : a savings bank setting no minimum limit on a deposit
2. : a small, often slotted, box or safe designed to receive deposits of pennies

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penny bank,
1. a savings bank at which a sum as low as a penny may be deposited: »

A penny bank, for savings of amounts too small to be received at the ordinary savings banks, was opened in Jersey on the 1st of January, 1862 (David T. Ansted).

2. a small metal, plastic, or ceramic container for saving pennies or small coins: »

“I've got the patent on a penny bank—it's a plastic reproduction of an old iron bank” (New Yorker).


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