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corker

[kawr-ker] /ˈkɔr kər/
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.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; cork + -er1; defs. 2-3 of unclear relation to def. 1 and perhaps of distinct orig.
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Examples from the web for corker
  • corker is speaking this morning, and we'll update here with his comments.
  • The monarch is a corker, and he commands almost all the attention.
British Dictionary definitions for corker

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 Origin and History for corker
n.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for corker

corker

noun

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; humdinger, piss-cutter: What a corker, this guy

[1882+; fr earlier sense ''something that definitively settles a matter,'' perhaps fr caulk]


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