porky

1
[pawr-kee, pohr-]
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Origin of porky

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First recorded in 1850–55; pork + -y1
Related formspork·i·ness, noun

porky

2
[pawr-kee, pohr-]
noun, plural pork·ies. Chiefly Inland North and Western U.S..
  1. a porcupine.

Origin of porky

2
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; porc(upine) + -y2
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Related Words for porky

hog, swine, boar, piglet, sow, porker, shoat, piggy, porky

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British Dictionary definitions for porky

porky

1
adjective porkier or porkiest
  1. belonging to or characteristic of porka porky smell
  2. informal fat; obese
Derived Formsporkiness, noun

porky

2
noun plural porkies
  1. British slang a lieAlso called: pork pie

Word Origin for porky

from rhyming slang pork pie lie
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Word Origin and History for porky
adj.

1852, from pork (n.) + -y (2). Related: Porkiness.

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