porky

1
[pawr-kee, pohr-]

adjective, pork·i·er, pork·i·est.

of, relating to, or resembling pork.
fat: a porky child.

Origin of porky

1
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..

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

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British Dictionary definitions for porky

porky

1

adjective porkier or porkiest

belonging to or characteristic of porka porky smell
informal fat; obese
Derived Formsporkiness, noun

porky

2

noun plural porkies

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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