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pork·y 1

adj. pork·i·er, pork·i·est
1. Of or like pork: a porky flavor.
2. Derogatory Slang Fat or corpulent.

pork′i·ness n.

por·ky 2

n. pl. por·kies Informal
A porcupine.

[Shortening and alteration of porcupine.]
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adj, porkier or porkiest
1. (Cookery) belonging to or characteristic of pork: a porky smell.
2. informal fat; obese
ˈporkiness n


n, pl porkies
slang Brit a lie. Also called: pork pie
[from rhyming slang pork pie lie]
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(ˈpɔr ki, ˈpoʊr-)

adj. pork•i•er, pork•i•est.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling pork.
2. fat; obese.
pork′i•ness, n.
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A. ADJgordo, gordinflón
B. N (Brit) (= lie) → bola f, mentira f
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1 (inf)
adj (+er) (= fat)fett
nSchwindelei f


n (US inf) → Stachelschwein nt
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Synopsis: "Porkies" the second book in author John Henry Bennet's trilogy, and continues from the end of "Pigs" as it follows the ongoing exploits of Harry Baxter, an MI6 officer, in resolving a terrorist attack at the centre of Government.
Yes, for some reason, most of the recent political porkies seemed to have a northern rail travel-based theme.
TIM SHERWOOD has accused Tottenham of "telling porkies" ahead of his sacking last summer.
He said: "Every manager would rather have every signing made for the start of pre-season, anyone who says otherwise is telling porkies. You want them in as soon as possible to integrate them into the squad and allow them to get to know their team-mates.
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But how sad that ageism is so rife in our society that women barely out of their 20s now feel the need to tell porkies about their birthdays.
The shorts were made from the measurements supplied by each individual - myself included - and it seems a few of us were telling porkies about the size of our gut.
Mr Edis said Bradford "really ought to have been sacked" when he sent a so-called "porkies email" in September 2002, admitting what he had done, to Mark Wilson.
Organisers had promised a crackling day out for families - and they weren't telling porkies.
However much you want to believe she's telling porkies (not that she's just overly porky) it doesn't take much to get drawn in to her ITV2 show.
WOMEN are better at telling porkies than men, a report has found.
Either Norfolk is living in a space capsule or someone is telling porkies here.