Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pork n.

1. in senses of flesh.

(a) a generic term for a woman or women viewed as sex objects.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 912/1: C.18–early 20.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 128: Time he’d fired seven rounds / He had pork a-plenty.
[US]Lait & Mortimer USA Confidential 133: Some servicemen drift around, but most of the farmers prefer the pork in smaller Indiana towns.
[Aus]B. Moore Lex. of Cadet Lang. 275: poking the pork fucking a woman.

(b) (also purple pork, spicy pork roll) the penis.

[UK] ‘The Roll Of Pork, And Force-Meat Balls’ in Knowing Chaunter 26: Then quick on the sofa she lay, / And then took his pork in her hand.
[US]E. Shepard Doom Pussy 150: We wrote a new song entitled ‘Ryan’s Pork Is Hanging Out.’.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 1204: His sheepskin jacket with its two buttons on the breast pockets: smiley-smile and how’s your pork?
[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak.
[Aus]B. Moore Lex. of Cadet Lang. 280: usage: ‘Me and my pork are off to the Bin, the ‘old fella’s’ sure raging to go!’.
[UK]M. Manning Get Your Cock Out 62: He could feel his purple pork trying to squeeze out of his leathers. [Ibid.] 89: Gerry Enchilada’s conviction that any woman who wouldn’t suck on his spicy pork roll seconds after meeting him was a lesbian.
[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 267: Has someone been puttin their pork inside you?

(c) (US tramp, also dead pork) a corpse.

[US] ‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 459: Pork, A corpse.
[US]Irwin Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 149: Pork.– A corpse.
[US]W.M. Raine Cool Customer 196: If you are dead pork when I get you to the ranch it’s not my fault.
[US]Ragen & Finston World’s Toughest Prison 813: pork – A corpse.
[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak.

(d) the vagina.

[WI]R. Abrahams Man-of-Words in the West Indies 72: My sister had a penny pork* [...] *A penny’s worth of pork, also sl. for female genitalia.

(e) (UK black) a white person.

[UK](con. 1981) A. Wheatle East of Acre Lane 96: When de stupid black bwai gets his piece of pork dey say dat black girl are too facety.

2. in senses of monetary ‘fat’.

(a) (US) federal funds obtained for particular areas or individuals on the basis of political patronage.

[US]Congressional Record 28 Feb. 2131/1: St. Louis is going to have some of the ‘pork’ indirectly; but it will not do any good [DA].
[US]N.Y. Times 12 May n.p.: Take your tribute but buy national defense with it, don’t waste it in ‘pork’ and ‘pie’ and Populist lunacies! [DA].
[US]Wood & Goddard Dict. Amer. Sl.
News-Herald 19 July 4/3: That difference of more than $54,000,000 includes a lot of pork for individual Senators [DA].
[US]Lait & Mortimer USA Confidential 240: The Democratic majority railroaded the appropriation through. But there have been no handouts to his in-laws, no ‘pork’ for Independence.
R. Reagan State of the Union Address 27 Jan.: We can carve out the boondoggles and pork [R]. [comments] 3 Jan. [Internet[ The essence of this bill doesn’t seem pork-laden at all [...] This bill had too much pork. I rather have a bill with less frivolous spending. [...] Whatever pork therre might be in the bill, I can not help to feel deep bitterness towards the government.

(b) (US black) money.

[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks n.p.: On the pork, without any funds; destitute.
[US]D. Burley N.Y. Amsterdam News 26 Oct. 22: [She] has cut (or is about to cut) a large slice of pork in running around the Turf restaurant.
[US]B. Moyers Listening to America 60: They’re sayin’, ‘Screw you, Daddy,’ all the time they’re livin’ on his pork.

3. a fool.

[US](con. 1960s) R. Price Wanderers 200: Buddy was a real sap and a pork to blow it all on the first roll.

4. (orig. US, also pork holster) the police; also as derog. term of address [play on pig n. (2a)].

[US]C. Goffard Snitch Jacket 16: Why did the pork stop you in the first place?
[Scot]T. Black Ringer [ebook] n.p.: I can almost smell the bacon sizzling as I bomb it down the stairs and out the close door. There’s a definite whiff of pork in the air, with sirens and blue lights going at full tilt.
[US]F. Bill Donnybrook [ebook] ‘He’ll get his! Just like these pork holsters gonna get theirs!’.
[US]M. McBride Swollen Red Sun 95: ‘My lawyer’s gonna sure the shit outta you, pork’.
[US]M. McBride Swollen Red Sun 150: ‘You might have one pork under your thumb, but what about them other two?’.

5. see porky n. (2)

In compounds

pork barrel (n.)

(US) a political ‘slush’ fund; also as v.; also as adj., corrupt.

[US]T. Roosevelt Rough Riders 680: The ‘pork-barrel’ Senators and Congressmen felt for this body an instinctive, and perhaps from their standpoint a natural, hostility.
[US]Western News (Stevensville, MT) 24 June 2/2: [headline] Montana and the Pork Barrel.
Westminster Gaz. 1 June 2/1: The Democratic Party[’s] representatives [...] have preferred to take for their own constituencies whatever could be got out of the Congressional ‘pork barrel’.
[US]Day Book (Chicago) 10 July 2/2: A law fixing a half mill levy for road-building so as to eliminate the ‘pork barrel’ system of legislation.
[US]N.Y. Eve. Post 12 May n.p.: The River and Harbor bill is the pork barrel par excellence, and the rivers and harbors are manipulated by Federal machinery and not by State machinery [DA].
[US]Columbia Eve. Missourian (MO) 22 July 4/2: [headline] Pork Barrel Lid Tightened.
[US]Wood & Goddard Dict. Amer. Sl.
[US]Time 30 May 12/2: The pork barrel rumbled merrily about the Senate chamber, flattening out economic forces before it [DA].
[US]Reader’s Digest Jan. 96/2: The Army Civil Functions appropriation bill—once known as the Rivers and Harbors bill and still called the ‘pork barrel’ bill—this year provided for 275 projects [DA].
Robert Pierpont 11 Jan. [CBS-TV] Hit list of pork-barrel items that have to be eliminated.
[US]W.T. Vollmann You Bright and Risen Angels (1988) 60: Before you kin piss an’ say porky you’ll be wishin’ you’d pork-barreled with me.
[Aus]S. Maloney Brush-Off (1998) 105: A policy crisis, accusations of pork barrelling, being caught misleading parliament.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Hot-Prowl Rape-O’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 258: He punched out pork-barrel politicos.
[Aus]C. Hammer Silver [ebook] The old equation: law + order + pork barrelling = votes.
pork chop... (n.)

see separate entries.

pork sword (n.)

the penis.

[UK]K. Amis letter 4 Aug. in Leader (2000) 239–40: Glad you liked pork sword; I do [...] it’s a genuine cant term for penis, one he heard in the Navy.
[UK]K. Amis letter 4 Nov. in Leader (2000) 491: The successive application of tears and pork sword had brought hubby right back into the picture again.
[Aus]J. Hibberd Dimboola (2000) 95: mutton: They don’t call me Mutton Gun for nothing. bayonet: And me, Bayonet. mutton: Master of the pork sword.
[Aus]C. Bowles G’DAY 87: The bloke wears a frenchie [...] on his old feller or pork sword.
[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 87/2: pork sword penis.
[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 171: So, are we gonna play with the pork sword or what?
[UK]B. Hare Urban Grimshaw 17: Nor shall my Pork Sword sleep in my hand.
[SA]Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) 17 Oct. 🌐 The boykie to take the rind off their pork swords was the young shepherd lad, David.
M. Dale Rude Awakening 142: The Old Pork Sword, as Charlie affectionately called it when drunk, felt unjustly punished and stared up at him resentfully as he packed it away in his underpants.

In phrases

all pork and greens (adj.)

phr. of acceptance, resignation.

[UK]Era (London) 4 June 4/2: It was all pork and greens, and i seed the game was up.
L. Blanch On the Wilder Shores of Love [ebook] The long introduction to the new edition I did [...] has vanished [...] Oh well, it’s all pork and greens as HW [Harriette Wilson] would have said.
dead pork (n.)

see sense 1c above.

pound one’s pork (v.) (also flog one’s pork)

1. to masturbate.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 115: to masturbate [...] flog the [...] pork.
Movie Films Fest ‘Filthy F**ckers #2’ Rev. on Excalibur Films 🌐 Not just for will have you guys pounding your pork!

2. to have sexual intercourse (with).

[US]G. Pelecanos (con. 1972) What It Was 205: He’d never relax with Gregorio pounding his pork into some trick in the same room.
pour the pork (v.)

(orig. US) to have sexual intercourse, hetero- or male homosexual.

[US]J. Wambaugh Onion Field 98: That’s what the Roman broad said to the big gladiator dude when he poured her the pork in that orgy movie.
[US]J. Ellroy Silent Terror 45: ‘Act gentlemanly with the lady of your choice [...] and pour her the pork till the hogs holler for hell’.
J. Ellroy in Crime Time mag. No. 28 Oct. 🌐 Parenthetically, he [i.e. Robert Kennedy] did not play bury the brisket and pour the pork with Marilyn Monroe. He did not dip the schnitzel with her.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Hollywood Fuck Pad’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 228: The killer wants butthole [...] They’re pouring the pork. The killer loops back for lubricant.
[US]J. Ellroy Hilliker Curse 13: My dad told me that he poured Rita [Hayworth] the pork.
W. Bowles Covert Loves 412: There’s one girl that I pour the pork to every now and then.
[US]J. Ellroy Widespread Panic 56: Jimmy split to find Rock Hudson a wife he’d never pour the pork to.
purple pork (n.)

see sense 1b above.

spicy pork roll (n.)

see sense 1b above.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

pork-and-beaner (n.)

see separate entries.

pork and beans

see separate entries.

porkhead (n.) [-head sfx (1)]

a stupid, thuggish person.

W.L. Purcell Good Old Days 176: The cap told the gov that it was a nice friendly exercise in wrist-slappin’ between friends [...] and any porkhead that saw anything resemblin’ prize fightin’ that evenin' had him cheated for optical range.
[UK]R. Hewitt White Talk Black Talk 237: They call us ‘porkhead’ – well, only me ’cos the other [white] girls go, ‘No I’m not’.
[UK]K. Sampson Awaydays 35: An Untouchable whose misfortune it has been to be squired by a whole succession of over-muscled porkheads.

In phrases

pork chop at a Jewish wedding

see separate entry.

too much pork for a shilling

(US) an excess, bad odds; esp. a bargain that is not as good as it initially appears.

[US]Flash (NY) 4 Sept. n.p.: He surveyed his foes and ‘calkilated’ rthat four to one was ‘too much pork for a shilling’. He seized a chair, and the way [...] he used it, showed he had been in a muss before.
[US]Knickerbocker (NY) Sept. 325: Few persons are aware [...] that the current phrase, ‘Too much Pork for a Shilling,’ had its origin in the experience of one who for a quarter of a century has been one of our best - known literary celebrités.