noun \ˈprk\

: the meat of a pig that is used for food

: government money that is spent on projects done to help the political careers of elected officials

Full Definition of PORK

:  the fresh or salted flesh of swine when dressed for food
:  government funds, jobs, or favors distributed by politicians to gain political advantage

Examples of PORK

  1. We need to cut the pork out of the federal budget.

Origin of PORK

Middle English, from Anglo-French porc pig, from Latin porcus — more at farrow
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PORK


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