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porn

[ pawrn ]
/ pɔrn /
Informal.
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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.
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Origin of porn

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening

OTHER WORDS FROM porn

an·ti·porn, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for porn

porn
/ (pɔːn) informal /

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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