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[kawr-kee] /ˈkɔr ki/

adjective, corkier, corkiest.
of the nature of ; corklike.
Also, corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, especially by a tainted .

early 17c., “light, buoyant” (as cork is), hence, figuratively, of persons “lively;” from cork (n.) + -y (2). Of bottled liquors or wine, “having a flavor of cork,” from 1889.


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