[ kawr-king ]
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  1. excellent; fine.

  1. very: a corking good time.

Origin of corking

First recorded in 1890–95; cork + -ing2

Words Nearby corking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use corking in a sentence

  • And I suppose you've always known how to do those corking fine embroideries that the priests are so stuck on?

    Through the Wall | Cleveland Moffett
  • After corking the bottles apply melted paraffin to the tops with a brush, to make an air-tight seal.

  • Wouldn't it be—corking—to see a Fluffy Ruffles doll—a-walking up the street?

    The Gay Cockade | Temple Bailey
  • If you want to know, I am "corking down," to adopt your elegant expression, a sonnet that suggested itself to me.

  • Some day we will bring suit and just take possession of their place; won't it be corking?

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge | Margaret Vandercook

British Dictionary definitions for corking


/ (ˈkɔːkɪŋ) /

  1. (prenominal) British slang excellent

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