[ kawr-kee ]

adjective,cork·i·er, cork·i·est.
  1. of the nature of cork; corklike.

  2. Also corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, especially by a tainted cork.

Origin of corky

First recorded in 1595–1605; cork + -y1

Other words from corky

  • cork·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby corky Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use corky in a sentence

  • But the interior cells do not produce this corky substance, because it would be injurious to the plant if they did.

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