porker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n porker a pig fattened to provide meat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Porker A hog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n porker A hog; a pig; especially, one fatted for killing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Porker a young hog: a pig fed for pork
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. porc—L. porcus, a hog.

Usage

In literature:

In these times, so he says, we can't afford to lose six fat porkers.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
The "knee" in question is one which could not be palmed off for a porker's ham.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
One fine porker lay bleeding on the ground, and another was not to be seen.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
We put a saddle on the old porker.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
This may be expanded into Parker, a park-keeper, Packer, a wool-packer, or the medieval Porker, a swine-herd, now lost in Parker.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
A slight mound marked the site of the porker, but there was no footprint near it.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
Captain, I daresay you will manage to shoot a porker before long.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
But the mother now looked at her little porker, the one with the ring in his tail, "One must not overlook the beautiful," she said.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Farragut at once set up a claim to the porker as being private property, and as such to be respected by all civilized nations.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
One man, a butcher, was pulling on a rope which was tied around a porker's snout.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
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In poetry:

See the horses have a bed
When you've got 'em fairly fed;
Feed the cows that's in the stable, and the sheep that's in the shed;
Give the spotted cow some meal,
Where the brindle can not steal;
For she's greedy as a porker, and as slipp'ry as an eel.
"Johnny Rich" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Carey Bringle, known as the Peg Leg Porker- describes himself as a "fearless, one legged, fat, bald-headed, damn good lookin' man".
TV Dinner PegLeg Porker Shares What It's Like to Get Chopped.
Barbecue Smoke Like a Pro with the Peg Leg Porker.
It hardly seems possible to narrow the field to just six, but Citizens Against Government Waste have announced their finalists for the 2011 Porker of the Year Award.
The Quark Is a Porker .
Super Cute Porkers Show Off Their Best Sides.
The little porker here swims to the rescue of a baby goat , who apparently went for a quick dip at a petting zoo when his leg got stuck underwater.
The eBay auction site opened on Nov 1 to sell more than 140 of the porkers to the highest bidder.
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