To foul up; to be occupied with difficulty, tangle, or unpleasantness; to be broken.
To steal, especially petty theft or misnomer in jest.
- I downloaded the program, but something is horked and it won't load.
(label) To throw.
- Can I hork that code from you for my project?
(label) To eat hastily or greedily; to gobble.
- Let's go hork pickles at people from the back row of the movie theatre.
To move; specifically in an egregious fashion
- I don't know what got into her, but she horked all those hoagies last night!
- Go hork''' the kegs from out back, and then go to the party across the street and '''hork some girls back.
Senses “eat quickly” and “vomit” can be ambiguous, particularly when applied to food – this is a contranym.
* (foul up
* (cough up
US 1960s, sense of "silly person" presumably from earlier use as bowdlerization of
[Lawrence Poston, “ ]
Some Problems in the Study of Campus Slang,” American Speech 39, no. 2 (May 1964) (JSTOR 453113): p. 118.
[Historical Dictionary of American Slang, v. 1, A-G, edited by Jonathan Lighter (New York: Random House, 1994), p. 638.]
* 1962 , Jerome Weidman, The Sound of Bow Bells page 362:
* 2005 , Mike Judge, Reading Sucks: The Collected Works of Beavis and Butthead :
- As a matter of fact, this slob was full of information today. He told me why we Jews have different dorks .
* 1962 , Alain Robbe-Grillet, Last year at Marienbad page 167:
- "There's that dork whose wife cut off his dork ." And when people ask him for an autograph he writes, "Best of luck to Betsy. Signed, the guy whose wife cut off his penis."
* 1967 , Don Moser and Jerry Cohen, The Pied Piper of Tucson:
- I entitled the piece "Dorky", dork being slang for a person who does not belong to popular groups, usually an outsider, an odd person, sometimes inept, other times cranky.
- I didn’t have any clothes and I had short hair and looked like a dork . Girls wouldn’t go out with me.
Narrowly used to indicate someone inept or out of touch, broadly used to mean simply “silly, foolish”; compare (doofus), (twit).
* to dorkify
* See also
* See also
Uncertain; apparently from (etyl). See (dirk).