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pigsty

[pig-stahy] /ˈpɪgˌstaɪ/
noun, plural pigsties.
1.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; pig1 + sty1
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pigsty

/ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ/
noun (pl) -sties
1.
a pen for pigs; sty
2.
(Brit) a dirty or untidy place
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Word Origin and History for pigsty
n.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for pigsty

pigpen

building for housing swine, particularly one with facilities for housing a number of hogs under one roof. Typical housing protects against extremes of heat and cold and provides draft-free ventilation, sanitary bedding, and feeding. Simple hog houses are sometimes called sties

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