pork

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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.

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pork (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
    Muslims are not allowed to eat pork.
  2. (US, politics, slang) 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) To have sex with (someone)

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