pig·​pen | \ ˈpig-ˌpen How to pronounce pigpen (audio) \

Definition of pigpen

1 : a pen for pigs
2 : a dirty slovenly place

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Examples of pigpen in a Sentence

Their house is a real pigpen. your room is a pigpen—so clean it up!
Recent Examples on the Web Turns out, the previous owner, Mr. Ross, was using the truck’s door as a door for his pigpen. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A 1929 Ford Model AA Truck for the Generations," 24 July 2018 Now on the same day Zuck had cleaned out the pigpen, and luckily was still wearing high boots. Longreads, "At War With the Rat Army," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of pigpen

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pigpen was in 1803

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“Pigpen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigpen. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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pig·​pen | \ ˈpig-ˌpen How to pronounce pigpen (audio) \

Kids Definition of pigpen

1 : a place where pigs are kept
2 : a dirty or messy place

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