pork

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From Middle English pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from Old French porc(swine, hog, pig; pork), from Latin porcus(domestic hog, pig), from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos(young swine, young pig). Cognate with Old English fearh(young pig, hog). More at farrow.

Used in English since the 14th century, and as a term of abuse since the 17th century.

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pork ‎(uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
    The cafeteria serves pork on Tuesdays.
  2. (US, politics, slang, pejorative) Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his or her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.

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pork ‎(third-person singular simple present porks, present participle porking, simple past and past participle porked)

  1. (transitive, slang, vulgar, usually of a male) To have sex with (someone).

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  1. ^ pork” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.