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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.]


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]


(ˈpɔr ki, ˈpoʊr-)

adj. pork•i•er, pork•i•est.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling pork.
2. fat; obese.
pork′i•ness, n.


A. ADJgordo, gordinflón
B. N (Brit) (= lie) → bola f, mentira f


1 (inf)
adj (+er) (= fat)fett
nSchwindelei f


n (US inf) → Stachelschwein nt
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It turns out that there is something called the Pinocchio Effect -- blood flow increases to our noses when we tell porky-pies. He can detect this with theTransdermal Optical Imager".
As always, host Rob Brydon invites team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack and an assorted mix of celebs to tell porky-pies about themselves.
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"Some think I'm telling porky-pies because no one could be that lucky."
When hunger-striking Barry Horne's Animal Rights mates kept saying he was in a coma, only hours from death, that his liver had packed up and he was deaf and blind, they were actually telling huge porky-pies - if you'll excuse the apposite rhyming slang.
Already there is the suspicion that Arnie has told a few porky-pies about the reason he needed the operation.
BBC One Wales, 9.30pm For the past five years, the BBC has been inviting myriad comedians and celebs to join panellists David Mitchell and Lee Mack and host Rob Brydon, pictured, to tell porky-pies about themselves.
Making up a load of porky-pies is a natural instinct when you find yourself in hot water.