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pork Syllabification: pork

Definition of pork in English:


1The flesh of a pig used as food, especially when uncured.
Example sentences
  • Beef, mutton, pork and venison were common meats, and communities close to the coast could expect to widen their diets with fish and shellfish.
  • While all of these various types of pork chops are tender, some are more so than others.
  • A handsome pork chop with fennel purée is five minutes past being a winner.
2 short for pork barrel.
Example sentences
  • It's funny how your radicalism stops short when it's your own federal pork on the line, isn't it?
  • Taxes get wasted of a lot of foolish projects, government pork and corporate welfare.
  • Unless it's pork, of course, in which case it applies only to states and districts that vote Republican.


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1 [with object] vulgar slang, chiefly US (Of a man) have sexual intercourse with.
Example sentences
  • If 15 minutes goes by without a straight guy thinking about porking her or a gay guy dreaming about shafting him (or something along those lines), then there's something seriously wrong with said guy.
  • He told her they were ‘pleasure nubs’ and she WENT AHEAD AND HAD SEX WITH HIM and then told me all about it, obviously hoping I'd be envious that she'd gotten porked by someone with such wildly exotic accoutrements.
  • How'd you like it if I snuck over and porked Bobby, that cute little boy of your's, in his tight little hiney?
2 [no object] informal Stuff oneself with food; overeat: I porked out on the roast pig
More example sentences
  • Johanna and I porked out on tasty Japanese food.
  • But I suspect that obese kids would respond by finding other foods to pork out on.
  • He's lost a bit of weight (Skinner ‘always porks out’ towards the end of making an album, apparently) and, clutching a bottle of water in his snappy designer sportswear, might almost be at the gym.


Middle English: from Old French porc, from Latin porcus 'pig'.

Words that rhyme with pork

auk, baulk, Bork, caulk (US calk), chalk, cork, Dundalk, Falk, fork, gawk, hawk, Hawke, nork, orc, outwalk, squawk, stalk, stork, talk, torc, torque, walk, york
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