bigging

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From big +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

bigging

  1. present participle of big

Noun[edit]

bigging ‎(plural biggings)

  1. (obsolete) A home. [13th-18th c.]
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) A building, especially an outbuilding. [from 14th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 18:
      The back door, that behind the pulpit, led out across the kirkyard to the Manse and its biggings, set up in the time of the Old Queen []
  3. Alternative form of biggin (coffee pot with strainer)