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porker

[pawr-ker, pohr-]
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noun
  1. a pig, especially one being fattened for its meat.
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Origin of porker

First recorded in 1635–45; pork + -er1
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Examples from the Web for porker

Historical Examples

  • One man, a butcher, was pulling on a rope which was tied around a porker's snout.

    The Silver Lining

    John Roussel

  • The thought of the porker struck him and he called out gently: "Mamma."

    The Silver Lining

    John Roussel

  • “Then the sooner you can manage to dig a pitfall and catch a porker the better,” said Tom.

    The Three Admirals

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Keep watch, however, where you are, while I go down and cut up the porker.

    With Axe and Rifle

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • As his eyes lighted on the porker, Tubby gave a shout of delight.


British Dictionary definitions for porker

porker

noun
  1. a pig, esp a young one weighing between 40 and 67 kg, fattened to provide meat such as pork chops
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Word Origin and History for porker

n.

1650s, "young hog fattened for food," from pork (n.). Meaning "fat person" is from 1892.

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