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

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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 Be prepared to partake in the saltiness and smokiness from the belly of the porker with an entire day filled with bacon and beer at the San Diego Bacon Fest. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Sand sculpting, OneRepublic, 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'," 1 Sep. 2017 Monday, April 17 through Saturday, April 22 Go see the baby animals at Centennial Farm: The farm’s 600-pound porker, Miss Hammilton (yes, that’s her name) just gave birth to a new litter of piglets. Marla Jo Fisher, Orange County Register, "5 free things to do this week (April 16-22)," 16 Apr. 2017 With the help of more pigs, some dogs that Napoleon raised from a litter of puppies, and a propagandist porker named Squealer, Napoleon promises to make Animal Farm great again. Mercury News Readers, The Mercury News, "May 14 Letters: Comey firing demands special prosecutor," 14 May 2017

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First Known Use of porker

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of porker

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

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