Definition of porn in English:

porn

noun

informal
  • 1[mass noun] Pornography.

    ‘hardcore porn’
    • ‘Every now and then I'll look at some gay porn out of curiosity just to see if it gives me a rush.’
    • ‘The most malicious use I can come up with is that nothing would change on the display, but the prints would come out as hardcore porn.’
    • ‘He is handed a crate of beer and some gay porn before being left to enjoy himself alone.’
    • ‘The mainstreaming of hardcore porn is now splashing onto Britain's high streets and town centres.’
    • ‘Note how no distinction is made between child pornography and porn that features consenting adults.’
    • ‘The hetero porn, from trial testimony, was used to excite and entice his young victims.’
    • ‘They usually have a number of small theaters showing non stop gay and straight porn.’
    • ‘Those who seek hard-core porn can no doubt still find what they want on the black market in unclassified videos.’
    • ‘I think the reason we see jock types in gay porn is that gay kids in high school pick up on this.’
    • ‘You start to look for more graphic pornography and start using porn that disgusted you earlier.’
    • ‘Yeah, like it's on a par with hardcore kiddie fiddling porn, isn't it?’
    • ‘If you see a single female in there, try to stay away from the ‘orifice’ hardcore porn.’
    • ‘Like hardcore porn performed by people in full clown make-up, complete with big red noses and fright wigs.’
    • ‘The rogue links were posted on a message board for the school - giving children possible access to hardcore porn.’
    • ‘A faculty member was once fired because his campus roommate found his stash of gay porn.’
    • ‘Massive porn files, featuring teen and farmyard hardcore porn, have been found on the White House computer system.’
    • ‘Consenting adults now have legal access to hardcore straight and gay porn.’
    • ‘Hard core porn was ‘simply the depiction of two people having sex,’ she claimed.’
    • ‘We agreed to enter separately, so as to enhance the experience and immerse ourselves fully in our maiden voyage into the unknown pleasures of Sunday-afternoon big-screen hardcore porno.’
    • ‘A pensioner from North Yorkshire has been jailed for downloading hardcore child porn from the Internet.’
    1. 1.1[in combination or with modifier]Television programmes, magazine, books, etc. that are regarded as emphasizing the sensuous or sensational aspects of a non-sexual subject and stimulating a compulsive interest in their audience.
      ‘like much of the country, I drool over gastro-porn on telly’
      • ‘There were male subjects too, but the primate porn did not get a single rise out of their apparatuses.’
      • ‘Yes, it is likely that a foodie book will be by the bedside, but not as porn.’
      • ‘Truly nasty, one can see that these films also operated as some kind of twisted porn for neo-Nazis.’
      • ‘As such, the movie becomes more of a porno for the senses than a coherent tale about multi-dimensional characters with real emotions and motivations.’
      • ‘That might be changing, despite how the movie wrings its hands about the end of the day of narrative porn.’
      • ‘Lookie, someone did a new film adaptation of Farenheit 451, with gun porn.’

adjective

informal
  • Pornographic.

    ‘a porn film’
    • ‘I have been married for three years, and it seems that my husband has a slight problem with porn videos.’
    • ‘The new version, according to the director, owes its inspiration to the recent affair of the porno video involving a senior female official in Taiwan.’
    • ‘Her oldest sister found out when her boyfriend saw Juliette in a porn video he was watching.’
    • ‘Instead, we presented a series of gay porno films from the late 70's.’
    • ‘Most of these contain not only porn pictures but also videos and chat rooms.’
    • ‘Is it just me or do most of the recommended titles in that article read like the names of porn videos?’
    • ‘The jars of boiled sweets in the local shop had been replaced by rows of horror and soft porn videos.’
    • ‘Well there was a wall of porno video tapes in this store.’
    • ‘Whilst in the land of free morals, I have been asked to track down a porn film called Romeo and Julian.’
    • ‘This is a hard to navigate but highly intelligent journal of a clerk in a porn video rental shop.’
    • ‘He has been in some famous porn videos in San Francisco and recommended me to the producers of one of the studios he worked for.’
    • ‘It seems that most of the videos at my local porno store only feature hot young chicks with hairy older guys.’
    • ‘What kind of stuff do you think goes on in the best selling porn videos in Australia?’
    • ‘You can find it in the video stores in the porno section.’
    • ‘Even if I don't like it I can just fill it with porn videos, music and legitimate documents, I thought.’
    • ‘At a class on how to make a porn video, our writer picks up hints on camera angles and choreography.’
    • ‘A beautiful wife, a sexy friend - sounds like the premise of a French porn film.’
    • ‘Like many other women, the writer never found much to like about porn videos.’
    • ‘She started locking herself in the study at night and watching porn videos in there.’
    • ‘I think a lot of things are more obscene than the average porn film.’

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

porn

/pɔːn/