Etymology
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corky (adj.)

c. 1600, "light, buoyant" (as cork is), hence, figuratively, of persons "lively;" from cork (n.) + -y (2). Of bottled liquors or wine, "having a flavor of cork," by 1840. Related: Corkiness.

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Definitions of corky

corky (adj.)
(of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin;
Synonyms: corked
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