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porky1

[pawr-kee, pohr-] /ˈpɔr ki, ˈpoʊr-/
adjective, porkier, porkiest.
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling pork.
2.
fat:
a porky child.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; pork + -y1
Related forms
porkiness, noun

porky2

[pawr-kee, pohr-] /ˈpɔr ki, ˈpoʊr-/
noun, plural porkies. Chiefly Inland North and Western U.S.
1.
Origin
1900-05, Americanism; porc(upine) + -y2
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  • Nary a meal goes by without some sort of porky element, and we're all the better because of it.
British Dictionary definitions for porky

porky1

/ˈpɔːkɪ/
adjective porkier, porkiest
1.
belonging to or characteristic of pork: a porky smell
2.
(informal) fat; obese
Derived Forms
porkiness, noun

porky2

/ˈpɔːkɪ/
noun (pl) porkies
1.
(Brit, slang) a lie Also called pork pie
Word Origin
from rhyming slang pork pie lie
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Word Origin and History for porky
adj.

1852, from pork (n.) + -y (2). Related: Porkiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for porky

porky

adjective

Obese; porcine: a porky, middle-aged waitress with a mustache and bad feet (1852+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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