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Definition of "diggings" [diggings]

  • An excavation site, as for digging or mining ore, metals, or precious stones. (noun-plural)
  • Materials that have been excavated. (noun-plural)
  • Chiefly British Rooms; lodgings. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diggings" in a sentence
  • "I don't think any ball would get John Massingbird to it; unless he could be received in what he calls his diggings 'toggery. ""
  • "In the palmy days of work, before the firm smashed, they had aspired to what might properly be called diggings; and, moreover, had "digged" in respectable surroundings."
  • "The limitation must not be neglected, but the exploitation of the diggings is another affair."