American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The flesh of a pig or hog used as food.
- n. 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).
- v. Slang To eat ravenously; gorge oneself. Used with out.
- v. Slang To become fat. Used with out.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swine; hog; pig; porker.
- n. The flesh of swine, used as meat.
- n. A stupid, obstinate, or ignorant person; a pig-headed fellow.
- n. uncountable The meat of a pig; swineflesh.
- n. US, politics, slang Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his or her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.
- v. transitive, slang, vulgar To have sex (with someone)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food.
- n. a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
- n. meat from a domestic hog or pig
- From Middle English pork, porc, via Anglo-Norman from Old French porc ("swine, hog, pig", also "pork"), from Latin porcus ("domestic hog, pig"), from Proto-Indo-European *porḱ- (“young swine, young pig”). Cognate with Old English fearh ("young pig, hog"). More at farrow. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French porc, pig, from Latin porcus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I will admit 350 billion in pork is alot of cash ...... we'll have to see if these "pet projects", create more stability and jobs in various districts and states.”
“So they cut about 2 billion in pork from the funds to be used to continue warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan lol.”
“Opposition lawmakers had said they won't let the bond bill pass unless Mr. Kan's cabinet first cancels what they call "pork barrel" policies in the budget, such as allowances for families with children.”
“However, when McCain made a big deal of her rejection of the money for the project, which he called a pork-barrel project, Palin came under much criticism by Democrats and even a few Republicans, including Mike Elerding, who helped Palin in her running for governor in 2006.”
“He recently came on this program, right here in THE SITUATION ROOM, and predicted that McCain's campaign is over because McCain voted for that financial rescue plan that was laden with what he described as pork barrel spending.”
“That bailout bill, as you now know, has quite a few extras, what they call pork barrel projects, more than $100 billion worth, including tax breaks for wooden arrows.”
“The conservative commentator say he thinks it's over for McCain because he voted for the bailout legislation even though it included tens of billions of dollars with what they call pork barrel spending after promising he wouldn't do so.”
“A lot of what we call pork spending comes in what Congress calls earmarks -- it's friendlier sounding -- anonymous pet projects that bypass the usual review process.”
“BLITZER: But there's still plenty of what they call pork barrel spending, the earmarks, the pet projects, the hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars that go for certain projects that may not necessarily be all that useful, but a lawmaker wants them, a lobby wants them, and this is a reason why there's a lot of Americans who are losing faith with the Congress.”
“President Bush today used his weekly radio address to slam congressional Democrats for weighing down war funding bills with what he calls pork and a timetable for withdrawal.”
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