porker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pork +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)kə(r)

Noun[edit]

porker (plural porkers)

  1. A pig, especially a castrated male, being fattened and raised for slaughter.
    • 1895, Kenneth Graham, The Golden Age, London, page 6:
      Again, when Harold was locked up in his room all day, for assault and battery upon a neighbour's pig, - an action he would have scorned, being indeed on the friendliest terms with the porker in question, - there was no handsome expression of regret on the discovery of the real culprit.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 2, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
      All the other male pigs on the farm were porkers.
  2. (slang, derogatory) An obese person.
  3. (Britain, slang) A lie (from Cockney rhyming slang pork pie).

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