Definition of Pork barrel

1. Noun. A legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.

Exact synonyms: Pork
Generic synonyms: Appropriation



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pork Barrel

poring
poring over
porins
porism
porismatic
porisms
poristic
porite
porites
pork
pork-and-veal goulash
pork-barreling
pork-barrelling
pork-fish
pork and beans
pork barrel (current term)
pork barrelling
pork belly
pork butcher
pork loin
pork pie
pork pie hat
pork pie hats
pork pies
pork rind
pork rinds
pork roast
pork sausage
pork scratchings
pork sword

Literary usage of Pork barrel

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1. Principles and Problems of Government by Charles Grove Haines (1921)
""Log-rolling" and the "Pork-barrel System."—The haphazard and wasteful methods ... "pork barrel" methods seem to have developed first in connection with the ..."

2. Principles and Problems of Government by Charles Grove Haines (1921)
"Similarly, the term "pork barrel" is reminiscent of life on the old southern ... "pork barrel" methods seem to have developed first in connection with the ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"In recent years the river and harbor bill is not the only "pork barrel" which is opened. The bills appropriating money for public buildings, ..."

4. The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, Embracing a History of Each by Abby Maria Hemenway, George W. Wing, Carrie Elizabeth Hemenway Page (1871)
"... but to our great mortification were not able to bring on the pork barrel by reason of the debility of the Count. We then fried some slices of pork, ..."

5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1914)
"Reclamation Put in the pork barrel THE reason for the mysterious delay in the passage of the bill which extends the time of repaying the cost of Reclamation ..."

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