Definition of porn in English:

porn

noun

mass nouninformal
  • 1Pornography.

    ‘hardcore porn’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you see a single female in there, try to stay away from the ‘orifice’ hardcore porn.’
    • ‘He is handed a crate of beer and some gay porn before being left to enjoy himself alone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You start to look for more graphic pornography and start using porn that disgusted you earlier.’
    • ‘A pensioner from North Yorkshire has been jailed for downloading hardcore child porn from the Internet.’
    • ‘Consenting adults now have legal access to hardcore straight and gay porn.’
    • ‘The rogue links were posted on a message board for the school - giving children possible access to 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.’
    • ‘Like hardcore porn performed by people in full clown make-up, complete with big red noses and fright wigs.’
    • ‘I think the reason we see jock types in gay porn is that gay kids in high school pick up on this.’
    • ‘Yeah, like it's on a par with hardcore kiddie fiddling porn, isn't it?’
    • ‘A faculty member was once fired because his campus roommate found his stash of gay porn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Massive porn files, featuring teen and farmyard hardcore porn, have been found on the White House computer system.’
    • ‘Those who seek hard-core porn can no doubt still find what they want on the black market in unclassified videos.’
    • ‘Note how no distinction is made between child pornography and porn that features consenting adults.’
    • ‘The mainstreaming of hardcore porn is now splashing onto Britain's high streets and town centres.’
    • ‘Hard core porn was ‘simply the depiction of two people having sex,’ she claimed.’
    1. 1.1in 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’
      • ‘That might be changing, despite how the movie wrings its hands about the end of the day of narrative porn.’
      • ‘There were male subjects too, but the primate porn did not get a single rise out of their apparatuses.’
      • ‘Lookie, someone did a new film adaptation of Farenheit 451, with gun porn.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

adjective

informal
  • Pornographic.

    ‘a porn film’
    • ‘The jars of boiled sweets in the local shop had been replaced by rows of horror and soft porn videos.’
    • ‘You can find it in the video stores in the porno section.’
    • ‘This is a hard to navigate but highly intelligent journal of a clerk in a porn video rental shop.’
    • ‘Instead, we presented a series of gay porno films from the late 70's.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have been married for three years, and it seems that my husband has a slight problem with porn videos.’
    • ‘Her oldest sister found out when her boyfriend saw Juliette in a porn video he was watching.’
    • ‘Even if I don't like it I can just fill it with porn videos, music and legitimate documents, I thought.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At a class on how to make a porn video, our writer picks up hints on camera angles and choreography.’
    • ‘Is it just me or do most of the recommended titles in that article read like the names of porn videos?’
    • ‘She started locking herself in the study at night and watching porn videos in there.’
    • ‘Most of these contain not only porn pictures but also videos and chat rooms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think a lot of things are more obscene than the average porn film.’

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

porn

/pɔːn/