AskDefine | Define pigpen

Dictionary Definition

pigpen n : a pen for swine [syn: sty, pigsty]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A pigsty; an enclosure where pigs are kept.
  2. Something extremely dirty or messy.
    This room is a pigpen. When are you going to clean it?


a pigsty
  • Hungarian: disznóól
  • Japanese: 豚舎(for farming}}
  • Russian: свинарник
something extremely dirty
  • Hungarian: disznóól
  • Russian: свинарник

Extensive Definition

Pigpen may refer to:
  • A pigpen or sty, a small enclosure to pen up hogs
  • Pig-Pen, a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts
  • Pigpen (film), a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Pigpen cipher, a substitution cypher in which the English letters are replaced with symbols that correspond to an easy-to-generate key
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead
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