pigsty

pigsty

[pig-stahy]
noun, plural pigsties.

Origin:
1585–95; pig1 + sty1

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pigsty or (US and Canadian) pigpen (ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ)
 
n , pl -sties
1.  a pen for pigs; sty
2.  (Brit) a dirty or untidy place
 
pigpen or (US and Canadian) pigpen
 
n

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pigsty

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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