pork

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Etymology[edit]

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.

US politics sense is related to pork barrel.

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pork (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
    Synonyms: pigmeat, swineflesh, the other white meat
    The cafeteria serves pork on Tuesdays.
  2. (US politics, slang, derogatory) Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or their constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.
  3. (MLE, slang, collective) law enforcement, those who side with criminal prosecution
    Synonyms: bacon, pigs, swine; see also Thesaurus:police
    Meronym: porky (one member of law enforcement, policeman)
  4. (slang) A shag; a fuck; an act of coitus.
    porking
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  • Japanese: ポーク (pōku)

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Verb[edit]

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).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:copulate with
    • 1978, Harold Ramis; Douglas Kenney; Chris Miller, Animal House, Universal Pictures, spoken by Boon (Peter Riegert):
      Marlene! Don't tell me you're gonna pork Marlene Desmond!

References[edit]

  1. ^ pork” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French porc, from Latin porcus.

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Noun[edit]

pork (plural porks)

  1. pork; pig meat
  2. swine, pig

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