Definition of pork
1 : the fresh or salted flesh of swine when dressed for food
2 : government funds, jobs, or favors distributed by politicians to gain political advantage
Examples of pork in a Sentence
We need to cut the pork out of the federal budget.
Recent Examples of pork from the Web
Attorney J. Michael Huget (HUE’-git) says the man ordered a pepperoni pizza without pork in Dearborn but then switched his order to a hot-and-ready pizza.
Pour 1 cup Italian salad dressing into a resealable plastic bag; add 1 (2- to 3-pound) boneless pork loin.
Liguria has only a few meadows for grazing cows and considerably less space for roaming pigs than its neighbor Tuscany, which explains the absence of large amounts of beef and pork in many local dishes.
Americans celebrating Memorial Day this weekend -- the unofficial kick-off to summer and the grilling season -- can keep the party going with cheaper pork chops.
A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million in Michigan, claiming he was served pepperoni made with pork, which is a food prohibited by Islamic law.
But Americans have developed a new taste for pork, particularly bacon, as well.
As a result, the meat has undergone a salty transformation but still tastes quintessentially of pork or beef or lamb, with patches of white fat as tender as butter and pockets of flesh that are properly chewy but never leathery or dry.
Located inside the Metropolitan by COMO, the Traymore presents food that is appealing and approachable without gobs of pork belly, foie gras or caviar to make it so.
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Origin and Etymology of pork
Middle English, from Anglo-French porc pig, from Latin porcus — more at farrow
First Known Use: 14th century
PORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pork for English Language Learners
: 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
PORK Defined for Kids
Definition of pork for Students
: the meat of a pig used for food
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