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pork  (p?rk, prk)
n.
1. The flesh of a pig or hog used as food.
2. Government funds, appointments, or benefits dispensed or legislated by politicians to gain favor with their constituents: However much [the voters] may distrust Congress and dislike pork, the advantages of being represented by an incumbent with seniority are hard to deny (Richard Lacayo).
intr.v. porked, pork·ing, porks Slang
1. To eat ravenously; gorge oneself. Used with out.
2. To become fat. Used with out.

[Middle English, from Old French porc, pig, from Latin porcus; see porko- in Indo-European roots.]


pork  /prk/  n. 1 [U] the meat of a pig: I enjoy roast pork for dinner. 2 infrml.fig. also known as pork barrel or pork barrel legislation: government jobs and projects obtained by politicians for the benefit of their voters: That new shipyard is pork for New York. pork

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