From Middle English pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from Old French porc (“swine, hog, pig", also "pork”), from Latin porcus (“domestic hog, pig”), from Proto-Indo-European *porḱ- (“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.
- (uncountable) The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
- Muslims are not allowed to eat pork.
- (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.
meat of a pig
- Arabic: لحم خنزير m (laHm khanziir)
- Basque: txerriki (eu)
- Cantonese: 豬肉 (zyu1 juk6)
- Mandarin: 豬肉 (zh), 猪肉 (zh) (zhūròu)
- Min Nan: 豬肉 (zh-min-nan) (ti-bah, tu-bah)
- Cornish: kig mogh m, kig porhel m
- Czech: vepřové (cs) n
- Danish: svinekød n
- Dutch: varkensvlees (nl) n
- Esperanto: porkaĵo
- Estonian: sealiha
- Finnish: sianliha (fi), sika (fi), porsas (fi), possu (fi)
- French: porc (fr) m, cochon (fr) m
- Georgian: please add this translation if you can
- German: Schweinefleisch (de) n, Schwein n (coll.), Schweinernes n (Bavarian and Austrian)
- Greek: χοιρινό (el) n (choirinó)
- Hawaiian: puaʻa
- Hebrew: בשר חזיר m
- Hindi: सुअर का मांस m (su'ar kā mā̃s), सुअर का गोश्त m (su'ar kā gośt)
- Hungarian: disznóhús (hu)
- Indonesian: daging babi, babi (id)
- Irish: muiceoil f
- Italian: maiale (it) m, porco (it) m
- Japanese: 豚肉 (ja) (ぶたにく, butaniku), ポーク (pōku)
- Khmer: សាច់ជ្រូក (sac cruuk)
- Korean: 돼지고기 (ko) (dwaejigogi)
- Lao: ຊີ້ນຫມູ (sīn mū), ເນຶ້ອຫມູ (nưa mū)
opportunist political appropriation
pork (third-person singular simple present porks, present participle porking, simple past and past participle porked)
- (transitive, slang, vulgar, usually of a male) To have sex with (someone).
- ^ “pork” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.