[pawrk, pohrk]
the flesh of hogs used as food.
Informal. appropriations, appointments, etc., made by the government for political reasons rather than for public benefit, as for public buildings or river improvements.

1250–1300; Middle English porc < Old French < Latin porcus hog, pig; cognate with farrow1

porkish, porklike, adjective
porkless, adjective
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pork (pɔːk)
the flesh of pigs used as food
[C13: from Old French porc, from Latin porcus pig]

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Word Origin & History

1215, "flesh of a pig as food," from L. porcus "pig, tame swine," from PIE *porko- "young swine" (cf. Umbrian purka; O.C.S. prase "young pig;" Lith. parsas "pig;" O.E. fearh, M.Du. varken, both from P.Gmc. *farhaz). Porker young hog fattened for food" is recorded from 1657; meaning "fat person" is from
1892. Pork chop is attested from 1858. Pork barrel "state's financial resources" is 1909, on notion of food supply kept in a barrel (lit. sense from 1801); the shortened form pork in this sense is attested from 1862. Pork-pie hat originally described a woman's style popular c.1855-65, so called for its shape.
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Example sentences
They have forgotten more about pork-belly futures than you will ever know.
They will often think that you're an unclean piece of pork.
Usually filled with minced pork or a mixture of pork, beef and/or veal, it can
  also be made with other kinds of meat.
Still, there was more to the golden eagles' arrival than an abundance of pork.
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