Word of the Day – Oct. 13 – Pork Barrel

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Pork Barrel  (PORK-BAIR-ul)

Definition: Government projects or appropriations yielding rich patronage benefits; also, government funds, jobs or favors distributed by politicians to gain political advantage.

Sample sentence: It was apparent that the construction of the new parking garage was not a necessary project, but a pork barrel deal for the business owners who would like to see increased foot traffic.

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