\ ˈpȯr-kē How to pronounce porky (audio) \
porkier; porkiest

Definition of porky

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a pig : fat


por·​ky | \ ˈpȯr-kē How to pronounce porky (audio) \
plural porkies

Definition of porky (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of porky in a Sentence

Adjective He's looking a little porky these days.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective So the main courses include juicy skirt steak served with a neat stack of crisp yuca , stinging chimichurri and a choice of beans (go for charro beans swollen with the flavor of their porky broth). Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 While the Lexus RC—first introduced back in 2014—is a sharp-looking car, the coupe has always been a bit on the porky side. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 25 Feb. 2022 Big pieces of rich, porky pork in the chile rojo combine their juices with a piquant red sauce, pinto beans and pico de gallo. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 19 Jan. 2022 Originally hailing from the mountains of Spain, and usually made from specific breeds of pigs, Serrano is mildly salty, nutty, and complex, with a distinctly porky finish. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, 23 Nov. 2021 The results are spectacularly crisp and brittle on the surface of the bread with all of that porky payload melting into the middle of the sandwich. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Nov. 2021 The vegetables pick up all that porky flavor and any crusty bits from the pan, the onions going floppy and the chicories wilting just slightly. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 29 Oct. 2021 Pistachios punctuate each porky slab, garnished with something pickled and set on a brushstroke of mustard glaze. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 Grab the sausage pie, studded with savory and deliciously porky bits. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Warm the buns as instructed in the oven and the pork and mayonnaise melt as one into a glorious, crumbly, porky, fatty mess on top of the buns. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2022 Maple syrup gives this garlicky, fennel-y, porky mix that same nostalgic sweetness. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 26 Mar. 2021 Sweet potatoes drip with brown sugar syrup, greens squeak with vinegar in a porky liquor and twirls of mac and cheese cling together lush and dense. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 28 May 2020 That Porsche trains these porky pods to dance when asked without beating you up in normal commuting is impressive. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 7 Jan. 2020 The honey-brown sugar glaze gives the porky meat a sweet fruity edge. Kate Krader, chicagotribune.com, 9 Dec. 2019 The Taste team long has sung the many praises of Carnitas Lonja’s singular dedication to mastering the art of Michoacan-style porky perfection. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 6 Nov. 2019 After leading a guerrilla mission on Piggy Island to rescue the eggs from the porky pioneers, angry outcast Red (Jason Sudeikis) became a folk hero. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 After leading a guerrilla mission on Piggy Island to rescue the eggs from the porky pioneers, angry outcast Red (Jason Sudeikis) became a folk hero. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of porky


1828, in the meaning defined above


1899, in the meaning defined above

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29 Mar 2022

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“Porky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porky. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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