\ ˈpȯrk How to pronounce pork (audio) \

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.
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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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28 Jun 2022

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“Pork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pork. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for pork


\ ˈpȯrk How to pronounce pork (audio) \

Kids Definition of pork

: the meat of a pig used for food

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