pork·​er ˈpȯr-kər How to pronounce porker (audio)
: hog
especially : a young pig fattened for table use as fresh pork
: one resembling a fattened pig : fatty

Examples of porker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our testers saddled this 4548-pound porker through Hog Pen at Virginia International Raceway to the tune of 3:02.9 seconds. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 29 Dec. 2022 The endearing little porker with lovely eyelashes was found wandering the streets by community members, according to reports. Fox News, 24 Jan. 2022 There’s more to this peculiar porker than just selfies. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Oct. 2021 Brilliantly, the film combines fresh footage of the gnarly Silber-Sau with archival footage provided by AMG of the original rubicund porker. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2021 The Berkshire porker first needs a bath in a sugar and salt brine for one business week. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 20 Oct. 2020 This thing is a porker, with a curb weight pushing 4000 pounds. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, 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, 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, 2 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of porker was circa 1568

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“Porker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porker. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


pork·​er ˈpōr-kər How to pronounce porker (audio)
: hog sense 1a
especially : a young pig fattened for use as fresh pork
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