porno etymology

English word porno comes from English pornography

Detailed word origin of porno

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pornography English (eng) (by extension) The depiction of (non-sexual) subject matter so that it elicits feelings analogous to erotic pleasure; any such depiction.. (usually, humorous) The graphic, detailed, often gratuitous depiction of something.. The explicit literary or visual depiction of sexual subject matter; any display of material of an erotic nature. [From mid-19th c.].
pornographic English (eng) Containing an explicit depiction of sexual activity.. Depicting something in detail, usually unnecessarily.
porno English (eng) Pornographic [from the 1950s] (countable) A pornographic film.. (uncountable) Pornography.

Words with the same origin as porno

Descendants of pornography
porn