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pigsty

[ pig-stahy ]
/ ˈpɪgˌstaɪ /
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noun, plural pig·sties.

pigpen.

RELATED WORDS

shack, building, box, apartment, dwelling, residence, condominium, mansion, home, condo, hut, shanty, cottage, lean-to, pen, pigpen, hole, mess, sty, joint

Nearby words

pigskin, pigsney, pigstick, pigsticker, pigsticking, pigsty, pigswill, pigtail, pigtail hook, pigweed, pihoihoi

Origin of pigsty

First recorded in 1585–95; pig1 + sty1
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British Dictionary definitions for pigsty

pigsty

US and Canadian pigpen

/ (ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ) /

noun plural -sties

a pen for pigs; sty
British a dirty or untidy place
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Word Origin and History for pigsty

pigsty


n.

1590s, from pig (n.) + sty. Figurative use for "miserable, dirty hovel" is attested from 1820.

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