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n. pl. pig·sties
1. A usually covered enclosure for pigs.
2. Informal A dirty or very untidy place.


(ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ) or


n, pl -sties
1. (Agriculture) a pen for pigs; sty
2. Brit a dirty or untidy place



1. a pen for keeping pigs.
2. a filthy or flagrantly untidy place.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigsty - a pen for swinepigsty - a pen for swine      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
زَريبَة أو حَظيرَة الخَنازيرمكان قَذِر، مِثْل الزَّريبه
chlívprasečí chlívek
dağınık yerdomuz ağılı/ahırımezbelelikpis


[ˈpɪgstaɪ] Npocilga f, porqueriza f


[ˈpɪgstaɪ] n (mainly British)
(= pigpen) → enclos m à cochons
(= tip) → porcherie f
It's a pigsty in here! → C'est une porcherie ici !


[ˈpɪgˌstaɪ] n (also) (fig) → porcile m


(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'
References in classic literature ?
We don't talk to people in Threadneedle Street about nothing but turnips and pigsties.
I was glad when we came to the brickmaker's house, though it was one of a cluster of wretched hovels in a brick-field, with pigsties close to the broken windows and miserable little gardens before the doors growing nothing but stagnant pools.
That's what comes of putting things off, and collecting fossils, and sticking Norman arches on one's pigsties.
I put up with it, but I immediately pulled down the cow barn, the pigsties, the chicken houses, everything--made a clean sweep.
But there is scope to create more as former pigsties that are being used for storage could be converted into something more habitable, subject to planning permission.
The people there are on food rationing and they are kept in pigsties, unfit for human beings.
With a PS49,960 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Robert, 62, and other volunteers converted open-fronted pigsties into workshops and fitted them with woodwork machinery.
The longer poem of the book's title is about the poet's own children's creation of an enormous painted guinea pig town out of discarded wood and old sheds and pigsties.
Maybe some put up with living in pigsties in their own homes but the rest of us should not have to put up with their disgusting habits.
At the same time, the over-populated hospitals are crumbling down, roads are getting riddled with holes, schools are turning into pigsties, faculties become printing houses for diplomas, and the reputation of Macedonia is being shattered.
We also look after the property unlike some who just have no disregard for their homes leaving them like pigsties.
The scientists are currently constructing sterile pigsties that are 'as clean as an operating room'.