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porn

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Pronunciation: /pɔːn
 
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informal

Definition of porn in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Pornography: hardcore porn
More example sentences
  • You start to look for more graphic pornography and start using porn that disgusted you earlier.
  • Note how no distinction is made between child pornography and porn that features consenting adults.
  • Every now and then I'll look at some gay porn out of curiosity just to see if it gives me a rush.
1.1 [in combination or with modifier] Television programmes, magazine, books, etc. that are regarded as emphasizing the sensuous or sensational aspects of a non-sexual subject and stimulating a compulsive interest in their audience: like much of the country, I drool over gastro-porn on telly
More example sentences
  • There were male subjects too, but the primate porn did not get a single rise out of their apparatuses.
  • Yes, it is likely that a foodie book will be by the bedside, but not as porn.
  • That might be changing, despite how the movie wrings its hands about the end of the day of narrative porn.

adjective

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Pornographic: a porn film
More example sentences
  • A beautiful wife, a sexy friend - sounds like the premise of a French porn film.
  • Like many other women, the writer never found much to like about porn videos.
  • I have been married for three years, and it seems that my husband has a slight problem with porn videos.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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