Definition of pigsty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪgstʌɪ

noun (plural pigsties)

  • 1A pen or enclosure for a pig or pigs.
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    • As reported by Reuters, for example, the European Union directive supposedly required farmers to ‘put a football, metal chains or hay in their pigsties.’
    • It's a mixture of habitable buildings, several disused farms, cowsheds and what was probably once a pigsty.
    • On their journey back with the clock, their van is hijacked and the lads are locked in a pigsty.
  • 1.1A very dirty or untidy house or room: she was fed up with living in a pigsty
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    • Maybe she could move in with her brother, but remembering what a pigsty her brother's house is, she knew she'd be left to pick up after his mess.
    • He said the house was a pigsty, the biggest mess ever.
    • The house was a pigsty and we tried to do all we could to make things better.

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