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piggery

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪgəri/

Translation of piggery in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

(British English/inglés británico)
  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Agric] (farm) granja (feminine) porcina, criadero (masculine) de cerdos or (in Andes, River Plate also/en Andes, Río de la Plata también) de chanchos; (pigsty) pocilga (feminine), chiquero (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (greediness) [colloquial/familiar] glotonería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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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