Definition of porker in English:

porker

noun

  • 1A young pig raised and fattened for food.

    • ‘Free-range pigs have shelters shaped as triangles or half circles, but most porkers were lurking inside; pine trees had snow plastered on the north side of their trunks and the hot sun on the south side.’
    • ‘Pigs were a little disappointing, averaging around 75p with more demand for the lightweight porkers.’
    • ‘The pork trade has melted a little and baconers are running from around 90p/kilo upwards with lightweight porkers at 102p/kilo.’
    • ‘It is a genuine little porker with a large, prominent scrotum.’
    • ‘Imperious piebald porkers parked in the middle of the roads challenge you to run over them.’
    • ‘Bacon pigs are making from 108p upwards and the top for lightweight porkers is around 115p/kilo.’
    • ‘At 225 grams, it's no flyweight, but still it's no porker.’
    • ‘Pigs are moving along very nicely and baconers are priced from 103-108p/kilo with lighter weight porkers getting up to 112p/kilo.’
    • ‘It's a paradise for porkers - with room to run, roam and root, free from the stress and confinement found on giant factory farms.’
    • ‘Corporate pig producers say they're developing a genetically-altered porker that produces a more environmentally-friendly manure.’
    • ‘The porkers damage property, threaten domestic pig farms, and may be creating human health risks, critics say.’
    • ‘The wildlife management practices that favor deer also support pigs; indeed, under favorable conditions, the free-ranging porkers can breed several times a year and rapidly overpopulate a given range.’
    • ‘The pig trade has enjoyed its best festive boom for several years and the top porkers have made up to 120p/kilo.’
    • ‘A Vietnamese potbellied porker, the pig is named the Countess.’
    • ‘Bacon pigs are making from 95p upwards with the best of the lightweight porkers at around 104p.’
    • ‘It's a sordid story, curly as the 200-plus pound porker's corkscrew tail.’
    • ‘And Repenning says he had 448 of the porkers removed within the last year from the slough, although the efforts seem to have had little effect.’
    • ‘And it certainly seems to work on an East Yorkshire pig farm, where a rare-breed owner has turned his prize porkers into athletes.’
    • ‘Toy and sports shops in Bradford could soon be full of pig farmers who have been ordered to give their porkers something to play with.’
    • ‘The days when any old pig-in-the-poke could be dressed up as a prize porker and floated on the stock market are long gone.’
    • ‘Of the male pigs, only Snowball and Napoleon are boars (kept for breeding) and the others are porkers.’
    • ‘The government stood behind the university, promising the little porkers did not pose a public risk.’
    • ‘I was a normal healthy teenager, but after being bullied by a girl who thought I was fat and then constantly throughout a term at school being called porker I decided to do something about it.’
    • ‘Pigs are just holding on, with baconers running from 88-95p/kilo and the best porkers up to 102p/kilo.’
    • ‘Mr Wig was saved when an inspector found his owner was unable to keep him when he grew from piglet to porker and he has been in the RSPCA's care for three years.’
    • ‘I chose a beer-soaked meaty tube with creamy mash and dumplings over the alternative bratwurst, Glamorgan veggie and simple porker.’
    • ‘I shepherded porkers onto the truck that took them to slaughter.’
    • ‘Lynn tells us the contests fall into these categories: ‘Shoulder, ribs, whole hogs and patio porkers.’’
    hog, boar, sow, swine, piglet
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    1. 1.1informal, derogatory A fat person.
      • ‘These fat porkers are not merely chowing down at the trough… they're trying to chew up our rights as a sovereign people.’
      • ‘Eat too much and you'll end up a porker - and you alone are to be blame.’
      • ‘How I managed not to end up a bit of a porker I'll never know, high metabolism I guess?’
      • ‘Raising pigs and chicken was his hobby and he bought the porker four years ago.’
      • ‘Serves it right, the ladies say, for being such a greedy porker in the past.’
      • ‘The only real downside here is that regulars will quickly become real porkers themselves..’
      • ‘She argues that the food companies have in fact been guilty of cynically manipulating the average American into becoming a porker.’
      • ‘Today I sing the praises of the female form, sexist old porker that I am.’
      • ‘The combination of western lifestyles, decent health care, and a trend toward parents having fewer children and paying them more attention has led to Vietnamese porkers waddling through the streets of Saigon.’
      • ‘An extremely unsettling fact has lately been revealing itself: Apparently, at some point a few months ago, I was a porker!’
      • ‘They say the camera adds ten pounds, I'd say these porkers had at least fifteen cameras on them at the time.’
      • ‘He was sort of a porker, too, like me, and he was trying to cheer me up.’
      • ‘I don't know why but all the porkers roll into that joint and they all gather in these little groups around the club.’
      • ‘Now he's just another middle aged porker of the right.’
      • ‘His love for fire fighting is promptly extinguished one day when the big-bellied porker runs into a burning warehouse and falls through the creaky floor.’
      • ‘But the one he loves is immune to his charms, and with good reason; Dex is a repellent, smug porker with a tendency to wear Bermuda shorts and a flowery head scarf.’
      • ‘Hey, there are some first-class porkers running New York City!’
      • ‘I'm still quite a porker in parts (I won't get my legs out and it's rare for me to wear a short-sleeved top in public), but I'm OK.’

Pronunciation

porker

/ˈpɔːkə/