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porkchopper

[pawrk-chop-er, pohrk-] /ˈpɔrkˌtʃɒp ər, ˈpoʊrk-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a labor official put on the union payroll as a reward for past loyalty or services.
2.
any legislator, political appointee, official, etc., who is primarily interested in personal gain or the perquisites of power.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; porkchop + -er1; probably from the use of “porkchop” as a metaphor for livelihood, especially one acquired with little effort
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