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porkies (ˈpɔːkɪz) 

Definitions

plural noun

  1. of porky2

porky1 (ˈpɔːkɪ Pronunciation for porky1

Definitions

adjective

Word forms:  porkier,  porkiest
  1. belonging to or characteristic of pork   ⇒ a porky smell
  2. (informal) fat; obese

Derived Forms

ˈporkiness noun

porky2 (ˈpɔːkɪ Pronunciation for porky2

Definitions

noun

Word forms:   plural porkies
  1. (British, slang) a lie Also called: pork pie

Word Origin

from rhyming slang pork pie lie

Example Sentences Including 'porkies'

Apart from a few porkies about the tax burden, Gordon has proved to be a trustworthy.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
Hard to swallow Did celebrity chef Jamie Oliver tell some porkies about modern food?
Spiked (2005)
I haven't been told so many untruths, half-truths and down-right porkies since the good old days of the Super League war.
Misc (1998)
Supposing Fianna Fail was telling porkies throughout the election campaign.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The Americans have told us so many porkies on this one (as has Mr. al-Sahhaf), I don't know who or what to believe any more.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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