What does diggings mean?

Definitions for diggings
ˈdɪg ɪŋz for 1–3 ; ˈdɪg ənz for 4dig·gings

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diggings, digs(noun)

    an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology

  2. diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad(noun)

    temporary living quarters


  1. diggings(Noun)

    Late 19th and early 20th C: accommodations; lodgings; the precursor to the slang 'digs'.

  2. diggings(Noun)

    In the US, in the same time period: establishment.


  1. Diggings

    The Diggings was a colloquial term for the gold rush locations in Australia during the 1850s. Gold miners - the diggers - would describe their journey "to the diggings" and say they were "at the diggings." Because of the speed at which a "rush" to a particular location might occur, or at which it might be abandoned at news of another rush, the term diggings tended to apply to general areas. In Victoria, some of the major diggings were Ballarat, Bendigo, Mount Alexander or Forest Creek, Ovens Valley and Omeo. As surface gold diminished and mining companies replaced individual diggers, the term "diggings" dropped out of use. The miners used a shovel, a pan, a cradle and some other tools to dig for gold.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Diggings

    A Bohemian term for “lodgings.” Not from the Californian gold diggings, as generally supposed, but from the Galena lead miners of Wisconsin, who called both their mines and their underground winter habitations “diggings.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diggings in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diggings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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