[ pawrk-chop-er, pohrk- ]
/ ˈpɔrkˌtʃɒp ər, ˈpoʊrk- /

noun Informal.

a labor official put on the union payroll as a reward for past loyalty or services.
any legislator, political appointee, official, etc., who is primarily interested in personal gain or the perquisites of power.

Nearby words

  1. pork pig,
  2. pork scratchings,
  3. pork-barrel legislation,
  4. pork-barreler,
  5. porkchop,
  6. porker,
  7. porkfish,
  8. porkpie,
  9. porkpie hat,
  10. porky

Origin of porkchopper

1945–50, Americanism; porkchop + -er1; probably from the use of “porkchop” as a metaphor for livelihood, especially one acquired with little effort

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