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Etymology 1[edit]

From pork +‎ -y


porky (comparative porkier, superlative porkiest)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of pork.
    • 2010, Victor J. Banis, The Blood of Love (page 113)
      It was tender and delicious, with a kind of porky taste you didn't often get from supermarket meats.
  2. (slang) Rather fat; chubby.
    • 1989, Grant Naylor, Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
      In front of Lister a small red-haired man, with a porky roll of flesh above his towel-top, was examining a line of girls.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of pork pie.


porky (plural porkies)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) A lie.
    • 2007, Christopher Brookmyre, Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks, →ISBN, page 203:
      When she turned up at the lab, she gave us a sprawling prepared presentation relying heavily on anecdotal evidence, where it wasn't relying on skewed statistics, unfounded claims and outright porkies.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang, in the plural) An eye.
    • 2015, Jeremy Cameron, Brown Bred in Wengen
      Fucked if I know, I never even clapped my little porkies on him before.