pigsty

[ pig-stahy ]
/ ˈpɪgˌstaɪ /

noun, plural pig·sties.


Nearby words

  1. pigskin,
  2. pigsney,
  3. pigstick,
  4. pigsticker,
  5. pigsticking,
  6. pigswill,
  7. pigtail,
  8. pigtail hook,
  9. pigweed,
  10. 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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