Definitions for PORKpɔrk, poʊrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pork, porc(noun)

    meat from a domestic hog or pig

  2. pork barrel, pork(noun)

    a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents


  1. pork(Noun)

    The meat of a pig; swineflesh.

  2. pork(Noun)

    (American political slang) Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his/her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.

  3. pork(Verb)

    To have sex (with someone)

  4. Origin: From pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from porc, from porcus, from porḱ-. Cognate with fearh. More at farrow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pork(noun)

    the flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food

  2. Origin: [F. porc, L. porcus hog, pig. See Farrow a litter of pigs, and cf. Porcelain, Porpoise.]


  1. Pork

    Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig, which is eaten in many countries. It is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Pork is eaten in several forms, mostly cooked because of the many diseases and parasites, some of which can kill a person, that can be found in Pork. The USDA recommends cooking ground pork to an internal temperature of 160°F, followed by a 3 minute rest, and cooking pork steaks to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F, also followed by a 3 minute rest, to kill off any parasites or bacteria that may be present. Pork can also be processed into different forms, which may also extend the shelf life of the product, with the resultant products being cured or smoked or a combination of these methods. It is also a common ingredient in sausages. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork. However, by some definitions, "pork" denotes only fresh pig meat.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Byrne:

    Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.)

  2. Sean Bolton:

    Me and the wife eat a lot of chicken and pork these last few years.

  3. Will Sawyer:

    Anybody that wants to cook pork at home is going to have a great summer.

  4. Loren Cordain:

    He would be better off replacing the high-salt bacon with a grass-produced pork chop.

  5. Mike Lee:

    With the military's shrinking budget, it is offensive that this bill would be used to fund congressional pork.

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