porker

[pawr-ker, pohr-]

noun

a pig, especially one being fattened for its meat.

Nearby words

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

Origin of porker

First recorded in 1635–45; pork + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for porker

porker

noun

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

porker

n.

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

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