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1A pig raised for food.
hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, pigletView synonyms
- ‘It's a paradise for porkers - with room to run, roam and root, free from the stress and confinement found on giant factory farms.’
- ‘A Vietnamese potbellied porker, the pig is named the Countess.’
- ‘I chose a beer-soaked meaty tube with creamy mash and dumplings over the alternative bratwurst, Glamorgan veggie and simple porker.’
- ‘It is a genuine little porker with a large, prominent scrotum.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's a sordid story, curly as the 200-plus pound porker's corkscrew tail.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At 225 grams, it's no flyweight, but still it's no porker.’
- 1.1informal, derogatory A fat person.
- ‘Hey, there are some first-class porkers running New York City!’
- ‘These fat porkers are not merely chowing down at the trough… they're trying to chew up our rights as a sovereign people.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Raising pigs and chicken was his hobby and he bought the porker four years ago.’
- ‘She argues that the food companies have in fact been guilty of cynically manipulating the average American into becoming a porker.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Serves it right, the ladies say, for being such a greedy porker in the past.’
- ‘Today I sing the praises of the female form, sexist old porker that I am.’
- ‘He was sort of a porker, too, like me, and he was trying to cheer me up.’
- ‘They say the camera adds ten pounds, I'd say these porkers had at least fifteen cameras on them at the time.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The only real downside here is that regulars will quickly become real porkers themselves..’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘An extremely unsettling fact has lately been revealing itself: Apparently, at some point a few months ago, I was a porker!’
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