verb[with object] US informal
Obstruct (someone, especially a candidate for public office) by systematically defaming or vilifying them: ‘We’re going to bork him’, warned a feminist (as noun borking) is fear of borking scaring people from public office?
More example sentences
- If the Democrats really wanted to stop him, they'd bork him—bork him like nobody has ever been borked before.
- Of course, the fact that the press borked Gore for twenty straight months will seldom be mentioned in the press corps' narrations.
- For five months, I quietly endured the Senator borking me as someone not "committed to bridging differences and bringing peace" and a Washington Post editorial criticizing me as "a destroyer" of cultural bridges, among other slings.
1980s: from the name of Robert Bork (1927–2012), an American judge whose nomination to the Supreme Court (1987) was rejected following unfavourable publicity for his allegedly extreme views.
Definition of bork in:
- The US English dictionary