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pork

 (pôrk)
n.
1. The flesh of a pig or hog used as food.
2. Government funds, appointments, or benefits dispensed or legislated by politicians to gain favor with their constituents: "However much [the voters] may distrust Congress and dislike pork, the advantages of being represented by an incumbent with seniority are hard to deny" (Richard Lacayo).
v. porked, pork·ing, porks
v.intr. Slang
1. To eat ravenously; gorge oneself. Used with out.
2. To become fat. Used with out.
v.tr. Vulgar Slang
To engage in sexual intercourse with (another). Used especially of a man.

[Middle English, from Old French porc, pig, from Latin porcus; see porko- in Indo-European roots.]

pork

(pɔːk)
n
(Cookery) the flesh of pigs used as food
[C13: from Old French porc, from Latin porcus pig]

pork

(pɔrk, poʊrk)

n.
1. the flesh of a hog or pig used as food.
2. appropriations, appointments, etc., made by the government for political reasons.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin porcus hog, pig; c. farrow1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pork - meat from a domestic hog or pigpork - meat from a domestic hog or pig  
pig, squealer, Sus scrofa, grunter, hog - domestic swine
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
cochon de lait, suckling pig - whole young pig suitable for roasting
pork loin - meat from a loin of pork
salt pork - fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt
pigs' feet, pigs' knuckles - feet or knuckles of hogs used as food; pickled or stewed or jellied
2.pork - a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
appropriation - money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose

pork

noun
Slang. The political appointments or jobs that are at the disposal of those in power:
patronage, spoil (used in plural).
Translations
لَحْم الخَنْزيرلـَحْمُ خِنْزِير
vepřové
svinekød
porsassianliha
svinjetina
sertéshús
svínakjöt
ポーク
돼지고기
kiauliena
cūkgaļa
bravčovina
svinjina
svinjetina
fläskfläskkött
สุกร
thịt lợn

pork

[pɔːk]
A. Ncarne f de cerdo or puerco or (LAm) chancho
B. CPD pork butcher Ncharcutero/a m/f, chanchero/a m/f (LAm)
pork chop Nchuleta f de cerdo or puerco
pork pie N (Culin) → empanada f de carne de cerdo (Brit) = porky B pork sausage Nsalchicha f de cerdo or puerco
pork scratchings NPLchicharrones mpl

pork

[ˈpɔːrk]
nporc m
I don't eat pork → Je ne mange pas de porc.
modif [fillet, belly, fat] → de porcpork barrel (US)
n
the pork barrel → électoralisme m (travaux publics ou programme de recherche entrepris à des fins électorales)
adj [project, politician] → électoralistepork chop ncôte f de porc, côtelette f de porcpork pie npâté m en croûtepork sausage nsaucisse f (de porc)

pork

n
(US sl) von der Regierung aus politischen Gründen gewährte finanzielle Vergünstigungen oder Stellen

pork

:
pork barrel
n (US inf) Geldzuwendungen der Regierung an örtliche Verwaltungsstellen, um deren Unterstützung zu gewinnen
pork belly
n (Cook) → Schweinebauch m
pork butcher
nSchweinemetzger m
pork chop

pork

:
pork pie
pork pie hat
n runder, niedriger Filzhut
pork sausage
nSchweinswurst f

pork

[pɔːk] n(carne f di) maiale m

pork

(poːk) noun
the flesh of a pig used as food.

pork

لـَحْمُ خِنْزِير vepřové svinekød Schweinefleisch χοιρινό κρέας carne de cerdo sianliha porc svinjetina maiale ポーク 돼지고기 varkensvlees svinekjøtt wieprzowina carne de porco свинина fläskkött สุกร domuz eti thịt lợn 猪肉

pork

n carne f de cerdo
References in classic literature ?
It's just a corner in pork, that's all, and you can't make anything else out of it.
and I have often wishedbut it is so little one can venture to dosmall, trifling presents, of any thing uncommon Now we have killed a porker, and Emma thinks of sending them a loin or a leg; it is very small and delicateHartfield pork is not like any other porkbut still it is porkand, my dear Emma, unless one could be sure of their making it into steaks, nicely fried, as ours are fried, without the smallest grease, and not roast it, for no stomach can bear roast porkI think we had better send the leg do not you think so, my dear?
Felicity had made some very nice sandwiches of ham which we all appreciated except Dan, who declared he didn't like things minced up and dug out of the basket a chunk of boiled pork which he proceeded to saw up with a jack-knife and devour with gusto.
Close Dealing- A Royal Pork Merchant- Grievances of a Matter-of-Fact Man.
I followed, hoping to trace them to their home, but they soon out-distanced me, and that night I composed the following aphorism: It is idle to attempt to overtake a pretty young woman carrying pork chops.
Moreover, I never heard of you until you came here; whereas Wayoff is noted for the quality of its pork and contains hogs of distinction.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
But please don't ask me to eat anything, especially boiled pork and greens.
The chutes into which the hogs went climbed high up--to the very top of the distant buildings; and Jokubas explained that the hogs went up by the power of their own legs, and then their weight carried them back through all the processes necessary to make them into pork.
The gates and dykes and banks came bursting at me through the mist, as if they cried as plainly as could be, "A boy with Somebody-else's pork pie
It was a small bit of pork suspended from the kettle-hanger by a string passed through a large door-key, in a way known to primitive housekeepers unpossessed of jacks.
These various matters were at once placed before me; but Kory-Kory deemed the banquet entirely insufficient for my wants until he had supplied me with one of the leafy packages of pork, which, notwithstanding the somewhat hasty manner in which it had been prepared, possessed a most excellent flavour, and was surprisingly sweet and tender.