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pork

[ pawrk, pohrk ]
/ pɔrk, poʊrk /
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noun
the flesh of hogs used as food.
Informal. appropriations, appointments, etc., made by the government for political reasons rather than for public benefit, as for public buildings or river improvements.
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Origin of pork

1250–1300; Middle English porc<Old French <Latin porcus hog, pig; cognate with farrow1

OTHER WORDS FROM pork

porkish, porklike, adjectiveporkless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pork

pork
/ (pɔːk) /

noun
the flesh of pigs used as food

Word Origin for pork

C13: from Old French porc, from Latin porcus pig
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