porn

noun \ ˈpȯrn \
variants: or less commonly porno play \ˈpȯr-(ˌ)nō\
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of porn

1 informal : pornography
  • watching porn
often used before another noun
  • a porn star
  • the porn industry
  • a porno theater
2 porno , plural pornos, informal : a pornographic movie
  • … the ex-silent starlet whose voice, unfit for sound-film consumption, relegated her to pornos
  • —John Simon

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First Known Use of porn

1962


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