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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 on the Web Besides barbecue meats and jerk chicken, sold alone or in combination, and sides such as greens, mac and cheese and red beans and rice, the restaurant has po' boys, burgers (including one topped with brisket), and chicken and pork chop sandwiches. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Big Daddy's BBQ & Soul Food finds a welcoming home in Riverwest," 9 Oct. 2020 Among the list of entrees are a 20-ounce ribeye steak, Cornish hen and a two-bone pork chop. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Elaborate cocktails and eclectic plates will soon come to Allen with this new restaurant," 2 Oct. 2020 The Burrito Love is made with the customer's choice of steak, chicken or pork with garlic, white or Mexican rice, black or pinto beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, crema and queso. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "This local taco restaurant is opening a second location in the former Highlands Panera," 29 Sep. 2020 The Ranch serving giant turkey legs, pork chop on a stick and BBQ. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Deep-fried candy to Cheetos pizza: We ranked 5 Arizona State Fair foods from worst to best," 26 Sep. 2020 For a main dish, choose from options such as a whole fish with Meyer lemon tapenade; pork chop with apricot mostarda and escarole hearts; or half-chicken with lemon and herb jus. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston native Travis McShane to debut Ostia restaurant in Montrose," 24 Sep. 2020 For entrees, select from the herbed brick chicken, blackened tilapia and grilled boneless pork chop. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Here’s where to eat during Maryland’s restaurant week, which starts today," 18 Sep. 2020 The barbecue meal, priced at $14, will include a pork chop as well as a chicken quarter, along with beans, cole slaw, applesauce and a roll with butter. David Sharos, chicagotribune.com, "Barbecue fundraiser planned after Big Rock Plowing Match canceled due to pandemic," 12 Sep. 2020 Some dishes have close family ties, like a pork chop glazed with fruit preserves made in California by Leah Chase’s sister, Eula Toca. Ian Mcnulty, NOLA.com, "See what’s new (and revived) for menu and bar at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pork

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pork

Middle English, from Anglo-French porc pig, from Latin porcus — more at farrow

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The first known use of pork was in the 14th century

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25 Oct 2020

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“Pork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pork. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pork

: the meat of a pig that is used for food
US, informal + disapproving : government money that is spent on projects done to help the political careers of elected officials


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Kids Definition of pork

: the meat of a pig used for food

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