porn

[pawrn]Informal.
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Origin of porn

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
Related formsan·ti·porn, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for porns

porn

noun
  1. Also called: porno pornography
  2. censorious publications or broadcasts that demonstrate an unhealthy or voyeuristic interest in a particular subjectproperty porn; food porn
adjective
  1. Also: porno pornographicporn movie; porno mag
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Word Origin and History for porns

porn

n.

1962, abbreviation of pornography. Porno (adj.) is attested from 1952.

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