Definition of pork in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɔːk/


[mass noun]
1The flesh of a pig used as food, especially when uncured: [as modifier]: pork chops
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  • 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.


1 [with object] vulgar slang, chiefly US (Of a man) have sexual intercourse with.
2 [no object] (pork out) informal Gorge oneself with food: we porked out on cookies and pies
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  • 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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