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pig·sty

 (pĭg′stī′)
n. pl. pig·sties
1. A usually covered enclosure for pigs.
2. Informal A dirty or very untidy place.
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pigsty

(ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ) or

pigpen

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

(ˈpɪgˌpɛn)

n.
1. a pen for keeping pigs.
2. a filthy or flagrantly untidy place.
[1795–1805]
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pigsty

pigpen
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigsty - a pen for swinepigsty - a pen for swine      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
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Translations
زَريبَة أو حَظيرَة الخَنازيرمكان قَذِر، مِثْل الزَّريبه
chlívprasečí chlívek
lossepladssvinesti
svinjac
svínastía
豚舎
svinjak
svinjac
dağınık yerdomuz ağılı/ahırımezbelelikpis

pigsty

[ˈpɪgstaɪ] Npocilga f, porqueriza f
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pigsty

[ˈpɪgstaɪ] n (mainly British)
(= pigpen) → enclos m à cochons
(= tip) → porcherie f
It's a pigsty in here! → C'est une porcherie ici !
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pigsty

[ˈpɪgˌstaɪ] n (also) (fig) → porcile m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pig

(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.
adjective
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!'
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References in classic literature ?
There was once a fisherman who lived with his wife in a pigsty, close by the seaside.
When the fisherman went home to his wife in the pigsty, he told her how he had caught a great fish, and how it had told him it was an enchanted prince, and how, on hearing it speak, he had let it go again.
What does your wife want?' 'Ah!' said the fisherman, 'she says that when I had caught you, I ought to have asked you for something before I let you go; she does not like living any longer in the pigsty, and wants a snug little cottage.' 'Go home, then,' said the fish; 'she is in the cottage already!' So the man went home, and saw his wife standing at the door of a nice trim little cottage.
'Ah!' said he, 'she wants to be lord of the sun and moon.' 'Go home,' said the fish, 'to your pigsty again.'
It is nothing but a pigsty; a pigsty with a wattled fence around it."
I left Sandy kneeling there, corpse-faced but plucky and hopeful, and rode down to the pigsty, and struck up a trade with the swine-herds.
So the Prince was appointed "Imperial Swineherd." He had a dirty little room close by the pigsty; and there he sat the whole day, and worked.
"What can be the reason for such a crowd close by the pigsty?" said the Emperor, who happened just then to step out on the balcony; he rubbed his eyes, and put on his spectacles.
I passed the day in a ditch, and the night in a pigsty. That's the way I spent my tenth birthday.
The invitation offered an agreeable distraction to Maggie's grief, and her tears gradually subsided as she trotted along by Luke's side to his pleasant cottage, which stood with its apple and pear trees, and with the added dignity of a lean-to pigsty, at the other end of the Mill fields.
I think instead of Lazarus at the gate, we should put the pigsty cottages outside the park-gate."
His two-acre farm hosts over 300 animals kept in three huge sties with eight units each."Each pigsty measures 25 by 15ft and hosts some 100 animals of the Landrace and Large White breeds at different stages of growth," says Mr Kimani.