pig·​gery ˈpi-gə-rē How to pronounce piggery (audio)
plural piggeries
: a place where swine are kept
: swinish behavior

Examples of piggery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The supply of unprocessed kitchen waste to the piggeries is transported in refrigerated trucks to maintain hygiene. Vinay Chandrashekar, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Asilo and his family have survived for decades off the proceeds from his vegetable farm, piggery, coconut grove and on-and-off work as caretaker of a nearby gravel and sand quarry. Jim Gomez, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2023 No Billie Jean King, paddling the backside of male chauvinist piggery. Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2022 Yes, the town’s oldest tree was cut down, in 1960, a victim of Dutch Elm disease, and odor complaints finally led to the revocation of the license for the town’s last remaining piggery. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 1 May 2022 Outbreaks in at least 115 piggeries are predicted to reduce China’s swine inventory by 13 percent in 2019. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2019 Some who graduated paid for those degrees on the earnings from backyard piggeries, or made their pocket money selling Popsicles on the street. Aurora Almendral, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2019 Millions of small piggeries were closed as part of a nationwide program aimed at shifting pork production to larger, more efficient farms. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2019 There are racists, sexists, piggery of various kinds who will say really terrible things. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of piggery was in 1780

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“Piggery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggery. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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