1570s, "to put a cork sole on a shoe," from cork (n.)). Meaning "to stop with a cork" is from 1640s. Related: Corked; corking.
place in Ireland, anglicized from Irish Corcaigh, from corcach "marsh."
To become furious; explode angrily; BLOW one's TOP: I didn't expect her to pop her cork either (1930s+)