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porn

Legal Definition of porn

Derived terms

  • pornographic
  • pornography

Definition of porn

Etymology

    Shortening of pornography. Attested from mid-20th century.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /p"ːn/
  • (US) IPA: /p"ɹn/
  • Rhymes: -"ː(r)n
  • Homophone: pawn (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun

porn (countable and uncountable; plural porns)

  1. (uncountable, informal) pornography. [from the mid-20th c.]
  2. (countable, informal, chiefly in the plural) A pornographic work.

Synonyms

  • (pornography): erotica, filth, smut
  • (pornographic film): adult movie, blue movie, dirty movie, X rated movie, skin flick, stag movie

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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