Definition of piggery in English:

piggery

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪg(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural piggeries)

  • 1A farm where pigs are bred or kept.
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    • That said, of course the other area of factory farming is intensive piggeries, and broiler farms.
    • Mr Nielsen, who runs a piggery and asparagus farm, claimed he had been unable to harvest 30 per cent of his asparagus, worth $1 million, due to a shortage of pickers.
    • Its annoyance results in the reduction of milk and or meat production in dairy, poultry and piggery farms.
  • 1.1A pigsty.
  • 2 [mass noun] Behaviour regarded as characteristic of pigs in greed or unpleasantness: the piggery of a midnight supper
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    • The club secretary remained calm in the face of this assault on male chauvinist piggery.
    • Good news on the pedometer - I should probably keep using mine, since I keep lapsing into moments of utter piggery.
    • You're oblivious to the piggery of it.

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