from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The flesh of a pig or hog used as food.
- n. 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).
- intransitive v. Slang To eat ravenously; gorge oneself. Used with out.
- intransitive v. Slang To become fat. Used with out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
- n. Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his or her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.
- v. To have sex (with someone)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swine; hog; pig; porker.
- n. The flesh of swine, used as meat.
- n. A stupid, obstinate, or ignorant person; a pig-headed fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
- n. meat from a domestic hog or pig
Middle English, from Old French porc, pig, from Latin porcus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from Old French porc ("swine, hog, pig", also "pork"), from Latin porcus ("domestic hog, pig"), from Proto-Indo-European *porḱ- (“young swine, young pig”). Cognate with Old English fearh ("young pig, hog"). More at farrow. (Wiktionary)