a pen for keeping pigs.
a filthy or untidy place: This kitchen is a pigpen.

1795–1805; pig1 + pen2

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pigpen (ˈpɪɡˌpɛn)
1.  a pen for pigs; sty
2.  a dirty or untidy place

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

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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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Example sentences
My pigpen is at the bottom of an old orchard below the house.
Funding for the project also covered the cost of zinc and other building
  materials for renovation of a chicken coop and pigpen.
About forty families were waiting for us at the pigpen.
Pigpen was a walking cloud of dust and dirt and was often regarded unkindly.
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