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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bigginnoun

    a child's tight-fitting cap; often ties under the chin


  1. bigginnoun

    A child's cap; (figuratively) childhood.

  2. bigginnoun

    An official's hood or coif.

  3. bigginnoun

    Coffee pot that has separate areas for heating the coffee and water.

  4. Etymology: From French béguin. Compare beguine.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bigginnoun

    A child’s cap.

    Etymology: beguin, Fr.

    Sleep now!
    Yet not so sound, and half so deeply sweet,
    As he, whose brow with homely biggin bound,
    Snores out the watch of night. William Shakespeare, Henry V. p. ii.


  1. biggin

    A biggin is a term used primarily in British English to refer to a small or modest house or building. Occasionally, it can also refer to a type of child's cap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bigginnoun

    a child's cap; a hood, or something worn on the head

  2. Bigginnoun

    a coffeepot with a strainer or perforated metallic vessel for holding the ground coffee, through which boiling water is poured; -- so called from Mr. Biggin, the inventor

  3. Bigginverb

    alt. of Bigging


  1. Biggin

    Biggin is a village in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. It is part of the Hartington Nether Quarter parish, and is in the Peak District National Park. Biggin was once known as Newbiggin, when it had a monastic settlement of the Cistercian order, established by the monks of Garendon Abbey, Leicestershire. The monks established a sheep ranch at Biggin Grange, which still has one ancient outbuilding. Farming is still important to the village, though at one time it was also a centre of lead mining. When the lead started to be worked out, there was a migration of lead miners to Upper Teesdale, and they probably took the name Newbiggin there. Today tourism is the main industry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Biggin

    big′in, n. a child's cap or hood. [Fr. béguin, from the cap worn by the Beguines, a religious society of women in France.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Biggin is ranked #91981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Biggin surname appeared 200 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Biggin.

    93% or 186 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biggin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biggin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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