pork·​er | \ ˈpȯr-kər How to pronounce porker (audio) \

Definition of porker

1 : hog especially : a young pig fattened for table use as fresh pork
2 : one resembling a fattened pig : fatty

Examples of porker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Berkshire porker first needs a bath in a sugar and salt brine for one business week. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Dallas chefs embrace snout-to-tail cooking with pig head carnitas, menudo and more," 20 Oct. 2020 This thing is a porker, with a curb weight pushing 4000 pounds. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2020 Audi R8 Spyder Was Made to Chase Sunsets," 15 Apr. 2020 To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the French company is selling a playful swine-themed bag charm, while Gucci launched wallets with three little porkers. Washington Post, "Why We Chinese Love Our Gucci Loafers," 28 Sep. 2019 McCain and other reformers eventually got the practice stopped, at least temporarily, though resourceful Capitol Hill porkers continued pursuing other ways to get their pet priorities funded. azcentral, "Taking on Washington establishment, John McCain becomes the 'maverick'," 2 Apr. 2018 The highlight is the weekly pig roast; every Wednesday a local porker is spit roasted for seven hours under a mango tree. SI.com, "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018: Nevis," 12 Feb. 2018 Row crops, sensitive wetlands and the floor of many forests have been chewed up by hogs as the voracious porkers look for their next meals. Sammy Fretwell, charlotteobserver, "Is poisonous ‘nasty salt’ the cure for South Carolina’s wild hog problem?," 23 Dec. 2017 The result was the birth of 12 healthy, less-porky porkers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Ancient mutation helped create delicious, fatty pork. Scientists just fixed it," 24 Oct. 2017 In terms of salmon sizes, Bowers said there were no surprises, unlike recent years where Bristol Bay sockeyes ran small and Kodiak pinks were porkers. Joe Eckdahl, Alaska Dispatch News, "The good, the bad and the sighs of relief on fishing outlooks," 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of porker

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Porker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porker. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of porker

: a very fat pig used for food
: a fat person

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