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pork

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of pork in English and Middle English. Pork is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use pork in a sentence are shown. Also define these 7 related words and terms: swineflesh, politics, derogatory, pork, pig, meat, and swine.

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

Noun

pork (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
    The cafeteria serves pork on Tuesdays.
  2. (US, politics, slang, derogatory) 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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Derived terms

  • barbecued pork
  • cut of pork
  • Dongpo pork
  • double-cooked pork
  • flossy pork
  • ground pork
  • Huizeng pork
  • jellied pork
  • long pork
  • lychee pork
  • minced pork
  • minced pork rice
  • moo shi pork
  • mu shu pork
  • mu xu pork
  • National Pork Board
  • organic pork
  • Peking pork
  • pickled pork
  • pork and beans
  • pork bacon
  • pork ball
  • pork barrel
  • pork-based
  • pork belly
  • pork blood
  • pork blood soup
  • pork bouillon
  • porkbuster
  • pork butcher
  • pork butt
  • pork–cat syndrome
  • pork cheek
  • pork chop
  • pork consumption
  • pork-containing
  • pork cutlet
  • pork cycle
  • pork dripping
  • pork ear
  • pork-eater
  • pork-eating
  • porker
  • pork escalope
  • pork fat
  • pork fillet
  • porkfish
  • pork floss
  • pork goulash
  • pork hedgehog
  • pork hock
  • pork insulin
  • pork jelly
  • pork jowl
  • pork kebab
  • pork kidney
  • pork-knocker
  • pork knuckle
  • pork liver
  • pork loin
  • pork meat
  • pork meatball
  • pork neck
  • pork pie
  • pork pie hat
  • pork producer
  • pork rib
  • pork ribs
  • pork rind
  • pork roast
  • pork roll
  • pork schnitzel
  • pork scratchings
  • pork shoulder
  • pork slab
  • Pork Soda
  • pork steak
  • pork store
  • pork strips
  • pork sung
  • pork sword
  • pork tapeworm
  • pork tenderloin
  • pork tenderloin sandwich
  • Pork Tornado
  • porky
  • Porky Pig
  • pulled pork
  • red braised pork belly
  • salt pork
  • Scottish pork taboo
  • sea pork
  • sliced pork
  • smoked pork
  • steam minced pork
  • sweet and sour pork
  • twice-cooked pork
  • yuxiang shredded pork
 

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Verb

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).
    Animal House, Universal Pictures, 1978:
    Boon: Marlene! Don't tell me you're gonna pork Marlene Desmond!
    Otter: Pork?
    Boon: You're gonna hump her brains out, aren't you?
    Otter: Boon, I anticipate a deeply religious experience.

Synonyms

References

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

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French porc, from Latin porcus.

Pronunciation

Noun

pork (plural porks)

  1. pork; pig meat
  2. swine, pig

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