Definition of pigsty in English:

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pigsty

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪɡstʌɪ/

noun (plural pigsties)

1A pen or enclosure for a pig or pigs.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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