Origin of cor1
First recorded in 1930–35
- the tenor oboe.
- the English horn.
Origin of cor2
1865–70; probably < French cor (anglais) (English) horn
- (in prescriptions) the heart.
Origin of cor3
- variant of com- before r: correlate.
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- British slang an exclamation of surprise, amazement, or admiration
Word Origin for cor
C20: corruption of God
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- Variant ofcore-
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