- a pig, especially one being fattened for its meat.
Origin of porker
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Examples from the Web for porker
The thought of the porker struck him and he called out gently: "Mamma."
One man, a butcher, was pulling on a rope which was tied around a porker's snout.
“Then the sooner you can manage to dig a pitfall and catch a porker the better,” said Tom.The Three Admirals
Keep watch, however, where you are, while I go down and cut up the porker.With Axe and Rifle
As his eyes lighted on the porker, Tubby gave a shout of delight.The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal
John Henry Goldfrap
- 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
1650s, "young hog fattened for food," from pork (n.). Meaning "fat person" is from 1892.
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