porn

[pawrn]Informal.

noun

Sometimes por·no [pawr-noh] /ˈpɔr noʊ/. pornography; sexually explicit videos, photographs, writings, or the like, produced to elicit sexual arousal (often used attributively): arrested for selling porn; a porn star; porn films.
television shows, articles, photographs, etc., thought to cater to an excessive, irresistible desire for or interest in something: a magazine filled with enticing food porn; an addiction to real-estate porn.

Nearby words

  1. porker,
  2. porkfish,
  3. porkpie,
  4. porkpie hat,
  5. porky,
  6. pornification,
  7. porno,
  8. pornocracy,
  9. pornographer,
  10. pornographic

Origin of porn

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening

Related formsan·ti·porn, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for porno

porn

noun

Also called: porno pornography
censorious publications or broadcasts that demonstrate an unhealthy or voyeuristic interest in a particular subjectproperty porn; food porn

adjective

Also: porno pornographicporn movie; porno mag
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