- (functioning as plural) material that has been dug out
- (functioning as singular or plural) a place where mining, esp gold mining, has taken place
- (functioning as plural) (British, informal) a less common name for digs
Example Sentences Including 'diggings'
Hence there is already pauperism at the diggings , and a poor rate will soon have to be collected from the very mouths of the pits.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Sometimes these diggings have occasioned new, urban legends.
The Aquarian Guide to Legendary London
The diggers march from Bakery Hill behind Captain Charles Ross and his flag to the Eureka diggings.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Their four days on the island included a display of fossil diggings at Flinders Chase National Park.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
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