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piggery

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

First recorded in 1795–1805; pig1 + -ery
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Examples from the Web for piggery

Historical Examples

  • Once I was kept alive by a piggery, which I wanted to see finished.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • The gentleman to the lady: "Will you occupy a piggery or a poultry-house?"

  • Night found Grunty Pig huddled close to the outside of the piggery.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • Grunty Pig had got out of his pen and out of the piggery, too.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • "It is making rather a piggery of the place," Everard said more than once to his wife.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann


British Dictionary definitions for piggery

piggery

noun plural -geries
  1. a place where pigs are kept and reared
  2. great greediness; piggishness
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