Porn meaning

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Porn is short for pornography, which is video or print material that is intended to be viewed for sexual gratification.

A magazine showing naked women that is designed to provide men with sexual pleasure is an example of porn.

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Relating to or constituting pornography.
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Printed material featuring enticing photography.
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Pornographic.
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(uncountable, slang) A collection of images of something desirable, such as "car porn" or "gun porn".
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(uncountable, informal) Pornography. [from the mid-20th c.]

I just delete the porn before someone else uses the computer.

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(countable, informal, chiefly in the plural) A pornographic work.

You typically need a high libido to get into the porn industry.

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Lurid or sensational material. Often used in combination.

Disaster porn.

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Origin of porn

  • From porn(ography) and porn(ographer), both ultimately also from πόρνη (pornē, “prostitute”), as porn-¹.

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  • From πορν- (porn-), the stem of the Ancient Greek πόρνη (pornē, “prostitute”).

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary