- writings, pictures, etc. intended primarily to arouse sexual desire
- the production of such writings, pictures, etc.
Origin of pornographyfrom Classical Greek pornographos, writing about prostitutes from porn?, a prostitute, origin, originally a euphemism, literally , (something) sold, akin to pern?mi, to sell (esp. as a slave, or for a bribe) from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to sell, bring across, come over from source fare + Classical Greek graphein, to write: see graphic