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See also: Corker


Alternative forms[edit]

  • (something exceptional or remarkable): cauker, caulker (both archaic)


cork +‎ -er


corker (plural corkers)

  1. One who puts corks into bottles.
    • 1857, Herman Melville, chapter 30, in The Confidence-Man[1]:
      Yes it is, Frank. Don't you see? Laertes is to take the best of care of his friends—his proved friends, on the same principle that a wine-corker takes the best of care of his proved bottles.
  2. (informal) A person or thing that is exceptional or remarkable.
    Synonym: whopper
    • 1889, Mark Twain, chapter XVI, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court[2], page 124:
      Well, a body is bound to admit that for just a modest little one-line ad., it's a corker.
    • 2012, Mark Griffiths, Space Lizards Ate My Sister!:
      He had just had an absolute corker of an idea!