\ 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 Lard will give you a porky aroma and the shortening will be more neutral-tasting than butter. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Savory, meat-filled empanadas from South America, Caribbean turn handheld treat into a complete meal," 21 Oct. 2020 Proponents of the ban say that labels’ meanings should be clear and that consumers should not be lulled into thinking that processed veggie sausages are any more healthful than the porky originals. Washington Post, "Turning veggie burgers into veggie discs? Europe considers unappetizing rebrand.," 20 Oct. 2020 That allows the smoky, fatty bacon to run free, adding pops of pure porky indulgence. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago’s best pizzas — 27 pies across all styles," 27 Aug. 2020 These extremely porky Sonoran-style tortillas (also made with avocado or duck fat) are made in Lawrence, Kansas but ship nationwide. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Stockpile These Tortillas for a Lifetime of Great Tacos," 13 Feb. 2020 Mixed in with potatoes, peppers, onions and the like, the Spam worked well as a salty, porky component. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "SPAM Pumpkin Spice means this trend really will last forever. On your shelf.," 19 Sep. 2019 Opt for the carnitas: tender, juicy, and full of porky flavor. Fox News, "America's best burritos," 20 Nov. 2015 And finally, a very porky sandwich Pork products make many appearances among the Sporkies finalists. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sporkies 2018 finalists highlight everything fried, delicious and totally weird at the Wisconsin State Fair," 18 June 2018 Two pounds of the porky product is mixed into each 2 1/2 gallon container of ice cream. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "New Jersey farm launches ham-flavored ice cream," 3 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "5 San Antonio restaurants for great fried chicken to cure your coronavirus blues," 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, "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Is Large and in Charge," 7 Jan. 2020 The honey-brown sugar glaze gives the porky meat a sweet fruity edge. Kate Krader, chicagotribune.com, "The holiday foods you love to hate can actually be delicious," 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, "Carnitas Lonja’s little sister, Fish Lonja, is a craveworthy South Side seafood restaurant," 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, "‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ review: Feathered friends, pigs must band together," 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, "‘Angry Birds 2’ is chaotic, occasionally thoughtful," 12 Aug. 2019 Smaller snacks, like spam musubi and lumpia (vegan or porky), are a bargain, offering big flavor for five bucks or less. Jill Lightner, The Seattle Times, "Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe: sweet treats and Hawaiian snacks at great prices," 1 Oct. 2018 Don't judge a deliciously porky, red wine–braised meal by its appearance. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Italian Sausage and Lentils," 6 Dec. 2011

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Porky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porky. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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