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1. A pen for pigs.
2. Informal A dirty or very untidy place.


1. (Agriculture) a pen for pigs; sty
2. a dirty or untidy place
Also called: pigsty



1. a pen for keeping pigs.
2. a filthy or flagrantly untidy place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigpen - a pen for swinepigpen - a pen for swine      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock


pig pen [ˈpɪgpɛn] (mainly US) n (= pigsty) → enclos m à cochons
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lynde threw him into the pig pen she mite of sold him to mr.
'I even took a loan to expand my pig pen in anticipation of the new piglets.
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A worker once got cut on the hand in a pig pen in my presence and the pigs aggressively approached him.
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The troubled daughter of the local vicar, she then exhibits demonic behaviour of her own - tenderly placing a chick in a pig pen then smiling as it is killed.
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My husband found the runt kicked out of the pig pen by her litter mates.