Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Porklike: as, a porky odor permeated the whole place.
  • Fat; plump.

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of pork.
  • adjective slang Rather fat.
  • noun Cockney rhyming slang A lie.

Etymologies

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From pork +‎ -y

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Shortened from pork pie

Examples

  • Knowing bully breeds as I do and seeing how many quills are in the dog, I can just about guarantee that porky is playing a harp somewhere …

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  • "porky" - and are having a wordplay field day with the $375,000 court judgment.

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  • In fact, the first corpulent words were "porky" in the 1860's; "jumbo" in the 1880's; and "butterball" in the 1890s.

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  • First the term 'porky' was coined, followed by 'jumbo,' and then 'butterball.'

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  • Realizing that over two years ago his Prime Minister must have told him a 'porky' he decided today to act upon that knowledge 'for the good of all'.

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  • Realizing that over two years ago his Prime Minister must have told him a 'porky' he decided today to act upon that knowledge 'for the good of all'.

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  • If it takes throwing nearly $1 trillion of "porky" (to quote Sen. Charles Schumer) stimulus spending to soften up a Democratic Congress and make it amenable to real entitlement reform, then fine.

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  • If it takes throwing nearly $1 trillion of "porky" (to quote Sen. Charles Schumer) stimulus spending to soften up a Democratic Congress and make it amenable to real entitlement reform, then fine.

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  • Sort of like the way he finally fessed up to let us all know that, that he knows we really don't care about that "porky" spending him and his Broke Back Mountain comrads do behind our backs.

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  • Exactly ... and yet the "porky" amendments continue.

    GOPUSA

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