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corker

[ kawr-ker ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that corks.
  2. Informal. something that closes a discussion or settles a question.
  3. Informal. someone or something that is astonishing or excellent.


corker

/ ˈkɔːkə /

noun

  1. slang.
    1. something or somebody striking or outstanding

      that was a corker of a joke

    2. an irrefutable remark that puts an end to discussion
  2. a person or machine that inserts corks


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corker1

First recorded in 1715–25; cork + -er 1; corker defs 2, 3 of unclear relation to corker def 1 and perhaps of distinct origin
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Example Sentences

“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.

The interaction between Obama and Corker was a tense moment in the otherwise uneventful meeting.

Exasperated at one point, Corker asked, “Well do we need an AUMF or not?”

He's a corker, wi' a face like yin o' they pented cupids that the lasses send to the young men on picture postcards.

Brodrick went on in the soft, even voice that was a sign with him of profound excitement—the tale was a corker.

That was a corker for the old fashioned man: he said it wasn't fair—unwomanly and all the rest of it.

Nibletts then gave up the case as (what he might be excused for calling) a "fair corker."

They are commonly handed warm to the corker, who dips them into a small vessel of wine before making use of them.

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