Definition of pigpen in English:



North American
  • A pen or enclosure for a pig or pigs.

    • ‘Tables are jumbled together pigpen style, turning eavesdropping into a kind of spectator event.’
    • ‘Mitch emphasized each their, adding his own secret meaning while the shots devoured this pigpen melee of design.’
    • ‘There's a horse in the pigpen, the pigs are in the chicken coop, and the hens are in the doghouse.’
    • ‘Students will sit on the benches arranged in a semi-circle around the pigpen in order to visit the smartest animal on the farm – the pig!’
    • ‘It all happened during lunchtime in the usually crowded pigpen of a canteen.’
    complete mess, pigsty
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