porky

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Etymology 1[edit]

From pork +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for pork pie.

Noun[edit]

porky ‎(plural porkies)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) A lie.
  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.