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[pawr-ker, pohr-] /ˈpɔr kər, ˈpoʊr-/

a pig, especially one being fattened for its meat.
a pig, esp a young one weighing between 40 and 67 kg, fattened to provide meat such as pork chops

1650s, “young hog fattened for food,” from pork (n.). Meaning “fat person” is from 1892.


An overweight person: porkers in line at McDonald’s


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