corky

adjective
\ ˈkȯr-kē How to pronounce corky (audio) \
corkier; corkiest

Definition of corky

1 : resembling cork
2 : having an unpleasant odor and taste (as from a tainted cork) corky wine

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from corky

corkiness \ ˈkȯr-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce corkiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of corky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Fruit may form a layer of corky tissue or be russeted if exposed to cold when young. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'corky.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of corky

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about corky

Statistics for corky

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for corky

The first known use of corky was in 1756

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on corky

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with corky

Comments on corky

What made you want to look up corky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!