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long pork

obsolete Human flesh when eaten as food by cannibals. As our canoe drifted down the river into the thickest parts of the jungle, the thought crossed my mind that we may well end up as long pork for some savage's meal.
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pork (one)

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse with one. He always brags about how many girls he's porked.
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pork barrel

Government funding made to a particular area or group to win support or popularity there. He won that district's votes by using the pork barrel and paying for a new community building.
See also: barrel, pork

pork chop

1. A thick cut of meat from a pig. Often used in the plural when it is prepared as a meal. Well, at least sit down and have a pork chop with us before you go out! Mom said that she's making pork chops for dinner tonight, so don't be late!
2. offensive slang A black person who acts submissively toward white people.
See also: chop, pork

pork hammer

vulgar slang A penis. My last roommate used to walk around in the nude, with his pork hammer hanging out and everything!
See also: hammer, pork

pork out

1. To eat (a specific thing) gluttonously or to excess. Once a month, my friends and I get together and pork out on pizza and watch cheesy horror movies. I'll just have a salad. I've been porking out too much lately.
2. slang To become overweight or obese. He used to be one of the most athletic students back in high school, but he's really porked out recently.
See also: out, pork

pork pies

slang Lies. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "pies" rhymes with "lies." Primarily heard in UK. Every politician tells pork pies to get elected to office, don't they? I've had about enough of your pork pies—just tell me the truth!
See also: pie, pork

pork up

1. slang To eat (something) gluttonously or to excess. Often followed by "on." Once a month, my friends and I get together to pork up on pizza and watch cheesy horror movies. I'll just have a salad. I've been porking up too much lately.
2. slang To become fat or obese. He used to be one of the most athletic students back in high school, but he's really porked up recently. I need to start exercising again. I can tell I'm starting to pork up.
3. slang To cause someone to become overweight or obese, as by feeding them excessively or inducing them to eat. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pork" and "up." We lived with our grandmother over the summer, and she spent the whole time porking up my brother and me with her rich home cooking. I've always used eating as a way of dealing with stress, so between getting fired and breaking up with my girlfriend, the last few months have really porked me up.
4. To add an excessive amount of government spending to some legislation, especially when that spending only serves local or special interest. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pork" and "up." The politicians are being accused of porking up the most recent budget to cater to their constituents ahead of the upcoming election.
See also: pork, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pork out (on something)

Inf. to overeat on something; to become fat as a pig from eating something. (A play on pig out.) I pork out on french fries whenever I get the chance. I wish I didn't pork out all the time.
See also: out, pork
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pork barrel

Government funding of something that benefits a particular district, whose legislator thereby wins favor with local voters. For example, Our senator knows the value of the pork barrel. This expression alludes to the fatness of pork, equated with political largesse since the mid-1800s. [c. 1900]
See also: barrel, pork
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pork out

v. Slang
1. To eat greedily, ravenously, or voraciously; gorge: After we porked out at the buffet, we didn't have room for dessert. I went to my favorite restaurant and porked out on pizza.
2. To become fat: I porked out over the holidays, and now I can barely fit into my pants.
See also: out, pork
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. n. the police in general; a pig. (Underworld.) Keep an eye out for the pork.
2. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) They pork all the time, just like bunnies.

pork hammer

n. the penis. Stop scratching your pork hammer, bro.
See also: hammer, pork

pork out

in. to overindulge in food and drink. (A play on pig out.) Whenever I see french fries, I know I’m going to pork out.
See also: out, pork


mod. copulated with; [of a female] deflowered. (Usually objectionable.) Well, have you been porked?
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Goddard, for I really do not think she cares for any thing but boiled pork: when we dress the leg it will be another thing.
He was a magnanimous monarch, but a shrewd pork merchant; and perhaps thought he could not do better with his future allies, the American Fur Company, than to begin by close dealing.
So through various yawning holes there slipped to the floor below--to one room hams, to another forequarters, to another sides of pork. One might go down to this floor and see the pickling rooms, where the hams were put into vats, and the great smoke rooms, with their airtight iron doors.
These various matters were at once placed before me; but Kory-Kory deemed the banquet entirely insufficient for my wants until he had supplied me with one of the leafy packages of pork, which, notwithstanding the somewhat hasty manner in which it had been prepared, possessed a most excellent flavour, and was surprisingly sweet and tender.
Pork is not a staple article of food among the people of the Marquesas; consequently they pay little attention to the BREEDING of the swine.
On the table was a roast sirloin of pork, garnished with shamrocks.
Then Ulysses cut off a piece of roast pork with plenty of fat (for there was abundance left on the joint) and said to a servant, "Take this piece of pork over to Demodocus and tell him to eat it; for all the pain his lays may cause me I will salute him none the less; bards are honoured and respected throughout the world, for the muse teaches them their songs and loves them."
Bagnet hospitably declares that he will hear of no business until after dinner and that his friend shall not partake of his counsel without first partaking of boiled pork and greens.
It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.
``I am very glad every fool knows that too,'' said Wamba, ``and pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles what dost thou think of this, friend Gurth, ha?''