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
Thanks to a boom in supply, retail-beef prices prices are low enough to compete with pork and poultry.
But over the weekend, Republican leadership and the House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black found a way to have their tax cuts and Pentagon pork — and their deficit reduction, too: Heap more pain on poor and working people.
Add the cooked, drained beans, plus any roast pork drippings and enough of the bean cooking stock liquid to cover beans.
Smothered pork chops with collard greens and corn bread.
Entrees like the pork belly or the pollo pipian are crowd pleasers as are the many interesting cocktails.
On family trips, at gas stations, Dad would always get a bag of pork rinds.
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.
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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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