Definition of Bork
- In 1987, conservative judge Robert Bork endured such virulent criticism … that to this day, a nominee sidelined by activists is said to have been “borked.”
- —Claire Suddath, Time, 18 May 2009
- Thus, with Bush determined to name an anti-abortion conservative, any nominee may end up Borked.
- —Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, Washington Post, 1 July 1991
Borkingor borking noun
- So I shed no tears for Ashcroft, an unsavory figure who made Borking a central part of his Senate career.
- —Andrew Sullivan, New Republic, 29 Jan. 2001