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[ prawn ]
/ prɔn /


Slang. pornography, especially on the Internet:When his girlfriend borrowed his computer, she found all the pr0n he'd been downloading.

Nearby words

pq, pqe, pr, pr enzyme, pr., pr0n, pra, pracharak, practic, practicability, practicable

Origin of pr0n

1990–95; intentional misspelling of porn; usually includes the leetspeak substitution of zero for the letter o

Definition for pr0n (2 of 2)


[ pawrn ]
/ pɔrn /


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.

Origin of porn

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
Related formsan·ti·porn, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pr0n


/ (pɔːn) informal /


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


Also: porno pornographicporn movie; porno mag
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Word Origin and History for pr0n



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper