Definition of Porfirian in English:

Porfirian

Pronunciation /pɔːˈfɪrɪən/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating Porfirio Díaz, his government, or the period of his presidency in Mexico (1876–80, 1884–1911).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From the name of José de la Cruz PorfirioDíaz, President of Mexico + -an, perhaps after Spanish porfiriano.