corking


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cork·ing

 (kôr′kĭng) Slang
adj.
Splendid; fine: a corking party.
adv.
Used as an intensive: a corking good story.

[From corker.]

corking

(ˈkɔːkɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) slang Brit excellent

cork•ing

(ˈkɔr kɪŋ)
Informal. adj.
1. excellent; fine.
adv.
2. very: a corking good time.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.corking - very goodcorking - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
Translations

corking

adj (dated Brit, inf) → Klasse- (inf); a corking gameein Klassespiel nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
After corking the vase tightly down, he carried it to one of his friends, a merchant like himself, and said to him:
It certainly IS a corking idea--I never should have suspected you of it.
Dudley's not only a corking good fellow, but he has thirty million dollars stuffed away in the stocking and a business that brings him in a perfectly awful mess of money every year.