pork

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noun \ˈpȯrk\

Definition of pork

  1. 1 :  the fresh or salted flesh of swine when dressed for food

  2. 2 :  government funds, jobs, or favors distributed by politicians to gain political advantage

Examples of pork in a sentence

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

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

pork

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noun \ˈpȯrk\

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

pork

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noun \ˈpȯrk\

Definition of pork for Students

  1. :  the meat of a pig used for food


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