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Definition of "porky" [porky]

  • Of or like pork: a porky flavor. (adjective)
  • Slang Fat or corpulent. (adjective)
  • Informal A porcupine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "porky" in a sentence
  • "Knowing bully breeds as I do and seeing how many quills are in the dog, I can just about guarantee that porky is playing a harp somewhere …"
  • ""porky" - and are having a wordplay field day with the $375,000 court judgment."
  • "First the term 'porky' was coined, followed by 'jumbo,' and then 'butterball.'"