henhouse

noun
hen·​house | \ ˈhen-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce henhouse (audio) \

Definition of henhouse

: a house or shelter for fowl

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Predators flock to where kids are like a fox to a henhouse. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: On my honor, I will do my best to describe the ongoing Boy Scout scandal," 10 Aug. 2019 The fox is guarding the henhouse at a time when there are billions of dollars to be made in Medicare reimbursements, said Michael Connors of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: After my mother’s disastrous hospice experience, we filed a state complaint. It came to nothing," 10 Aug. 2019 Jurors were told that Guzmán once punished a man for working for another cartel by burning him with an iron, leaving him in a henhouse for days and then shooting him before burying him alive. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Prosecutors seek life sentence for Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán," 11 July 2019 Wander past the farm’s henhouse and apple orchards, and stop to buy some mulberry Afro Jam. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Fascinating Long Weekend in Detroit: The Essential Guide," 19 June 2019 An internal investigation of NBC investigating themselves, their own management and work culture is a sham, a classic case of a fox guarding a henhouse. Brian Flood, Fox News, "NBC News slammed in new exposé as 'boys' club’ that knew about Matt Lauer allegations," 6 Aug. 2018 The killer snake finagled its way into a chicken coop in Kerala, India, killed a chicken and then tried to eat eight of the eggs laying around the henhouse. Fox News, "WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES: Greedy snake tries to eat 8 chicken eggs at once, fails miserably," 13 Apr. 2018 And sister-and-brother corporate power brokers (Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy, playing antagonist with prime-time soap excess that falls flat compared with Morgan’s smirking farmhouse-henhouse-outhouse riff). Tom Russo, BostonGlobe.com, "A brand of Rock to soothe the savage beast," 11 Apr. 2018 More: William Strampel was the fox guarding Larry Nassar's henhouse at MSU, prosecutors say Questions from the Free Press to the university about why employees who were aware of Nassar complaints were still working were not directly answered. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "MSU trainers knew Nassar issues but are still on job, ex-athletes say," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of henhouse

1509, in the meaning defined above

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henhouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of henhouse

: a covered shelter for chickens or other birds

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