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corky

[kawr-kee] /ˈkɔr ki/
adjective, corkier, corkiest.
1.
of the nature of cork; corklike.
2.
Also, corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, especially by a tainted cork.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; cork + -y1
Related forms
corkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for corkiness
corky
early 17c., "light, buoyant" (as cork is), hence, figuratively, of persons "lively;" from cork (q.v.). Of bottled liquors or wine, "having a flavor of cork," from 1889.
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