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.
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    • 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.
  • 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'.

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