- a person or thing that corks.
- Informal. something that closes a discussion or settles a question.
- Informal. someone or something that is astonishing or excellent.
Origin of corker
Examples from the Web for corker
Contemporary Examples of corker
“Burr and Corker and I will be working closely together on everything,” McCain said.
McCain said he, Corker, and Burr are also interested in pursuing more vigorous oversight of the Iran deal as well.
Menendez and Corker are trying to schedule a hearing on Iraq this month with Secretary of State John Kerry.Congress Set to Bow to Obama on ISIS War
September 5, 2014
The interaction between Obama and Corker was a tense moment in the otherwise uneventful meeting.Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'
August 12, 2014
Exasperated at one point, Corker asked, “Well do we need an AUMF or not?”Obama Admin. Channels Cheney, Claims Unlimited War Powers
May 21, 2014
Historical Examples of corker
That weed was sure a corker for smell as well as smoke, Uncle Jim!With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
Father O'Mahony is a Corker, and should know that he is talking nonsense.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Unless I miss my guess, this is going to be a corker of a blow!The Rover Boys in the Air
I'll tell you, men, that red is a corker, and as a dead Indian he couldn't be beat.The Boy Land Boomer
And that about the fellow who went to see the girl at five o'clock is a corker.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields
- something or somebody striking or outstandingthat was a corker of a joke
- an irrefutable remark that puts an end to discussion
- a person or machine that inserts corks
1837, slang, something that "settles" a debate, discussion, conflict, etc.; hence "something astonishing" (1880s). Probably an agent noun from cork (v.) on the notion is of putting a cork in a bottle as an act of finality.