biggen

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From big +‎ -en. More at big.

Verb[edit]

biggen (third-person singular simple present biggens, present participle biggening, simple past and past participle biggened)

  1. (rare, obsolete) To make bigger
    • 1837, Ebenezer Elliott, “Rhymed Rambles”, in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, page 89:
      Our spirits, biggened by their griefs and fears, Sadden and dwindle, with their backward view, All they behold.
    • 1898, Margaret Georgina Todd, Mona Maclean, Medical Student, page 359:
      What has biggened it?
    • 1914, The Cornhill Magazine, volume 104, page 414: 
      We both belong to a big State, and it's growing bigger every day. I like to think that in my small way I'm helping to biggen it.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

biggen

  1. Eye dialect spelling of begin.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biggen

  1. Plural form of big

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

biggen

  1. build
  2. dwell

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

biggen

  1. Be pregnant