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[pawr-ker, pohr-] /ˈpɔr kər, ˈpoʊr-/
a pig, especially one being fattened for its meat.
Origin of porker
1635-45; pork + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some of the people helped us to a porker or two and some chickens.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • One man, a butcher, was pulling on a rope which was tied around a porker's snout.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • Suddenly a voice was heard, apparently issuing from the mouth of the porker, and exclaiming, "Let go my ears!"

    The Funny Philosophers George Yellott
  • A quiet game of porker, why, they wanted to kill him with a poker.

    Our American Cousin Tom Taylor
  • If I haven't forgotten my gloves; if they find them at the farm, they'll soon find out who has inherited their porker.'

    Tales from the Fjeld P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
  • Friend squire upstairs is at this moment no better than a porker.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung
  • The porker grunted her displeasure, and Patrick did some grunting, too; but he was not easily scarednor would he be shaken off.

  • To avoid the porker the trap must be set three inches below the water or six feet above the ground.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • The porker was stone dead, being bitten through the nape of the neck.

    Fox Trapping A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • Then they would catch the porker, throw him on the scales, and find out which farmer had guessed nearest the mark.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
British Dictionary definitions for porker


a pig, esp a young one weighing between 40 and 67 kg, fattened to provide meat such as pork chops
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for porker

1650s, "young hog fattened for food," from pork (n.). Meaning "fat person" is from 1892.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for porker



An overweight person: porkers in line at McDonald's

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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