[ pig-uh-ree ]
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noun,plural pig·ger·ies.Chiefly British.
  1. a pigsty or pig breeder's establishment.

Origin of piggery

First recorded in 1795–1805; pig1 + -ery

Words Nearby piggery

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How to use piggery in a sentence

  • About a mile inland, near the Old Hall Farm, on an outhouse or piggery, is the subject of the accompanying sketch.

  • But what if Anderson sets fire to your piggery, or lightning strikes your granary,—how about the expense account then?

    The Fat of the Land | John Williams Streeter
  • It makes you think the whole round earth must be a piggery copper and that London has lifted the lid off.

    The Christian | Hall Caine
  • For one thing, he knew well enough that there was a punishing waiting for him at the piggery—if he ever went back to get it.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And when morning came, Farmer Green found him huddled against the door of the piggery.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig | Arthur Scott Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for piggery


/ (ˈpɪɡərɪ) /

nounplural -geries
  1. a place where pigs are kept and reared

  2. great greediness; piggishness

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