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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 a. 1 Resembling or characteristic of pork. 2 (context slang English) Rather fat. Etymology 2

n. (context Cockney rhyming slang English) A lie.


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Porky (novel)

Porky, is the fifth novel by English author Deborah Moggach, first published in 1983 by Jonathan Cape and recommended in OUP's Good Fiction Guide.

Usage examples of "porky".

Drac slipping into a totally clueless country full of porky people with good veins and all that.

Home Spices line, a cavalcade of body types from the buffed to the porky, sexual attributes in every size and shape, a true portrait of America at play.

The Americans tried to figure out why these island people liked Spam so much, and it turns out that nothing else approximates the taste of cooked human flesh like the salty porky taste of Spam.

He couldn't even beat Porky Logan, a gross man whose vote could be bought for fifty bucks, who bragged that he had not got beyond the seventh grade but that he could get more new roads and state money for Timucuan County than any half-baked radical, undoubtedly backed by the burrheads and the N.

And now, goddamit, he was not going to be dissuaded from it by this porky little pig.

Sure I do pro bono work, birth defects mainly, but the bread-andbutter is droopy breasts, hooter breasts, Dixie-cup breasts, bags under eyes, crow's-feet, jowls, turkey necks, liver spots, varicose veins, warts, acne scars, ripple thighs, love handles, hook noses, porky noses, double triple chins, sagging eyelids, sagging upper arms, sagging potbellies, sagging butts.