|Rape of the Lock canto 4 20: And maids, turned bottles, call aloud for corks.|
|Nocturnal Revels I 205: Lady H—ton was corked in the twinlking of an eye; but found fault that the Corks were not longer, and large enough for her calibre.|
|‘Toasts And Sentiments’ in Black Joke 47: The clever waiter, who puts the cork in first, and the liquor afterwards.|
|‘Long Tail Jock’ in Rambler’s Flash Songster 42: Some niggas tink themselves so big, / And show dare little cork.|
|in Pissing in the Snow (1977) 148: The yankee says, ‘Boys, I can feel my cork a-bobbing.’.|
SE in slang uses
foolish, stupid; thus corkbrain n., a fool.
|Works (1869) II 173: And howsoever we are slightly esteem’d by some giddy-headed corkbrains or mushroom painted puck-foysts.‘Watermens Suit’ in|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Corky-brain’d Fellow, silly, foolish.|
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: cork-brain’d silly, foolish.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. 1725].|
|Briggs of Ayr in Works (1842) 70/1: Corke-headed, graceless gentry, The herryment and ruin of the country.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Cornishman 27 July 6/2: Ben, clodpate, cod’s-head, corky-brained [...] are all synonyous, in the language of the canting crew, for fool.|
(US) a fool.
|Larceny, Inc. [film script] You corkhead, banks aren’t made out of cellophane [HDAS].|
|Fair Go, Spinner 136: ‘Eh, there, drop yer nut.’ [...] ‘Duck yerself, corkhead!’.|
|🌐 I want to make sure I’m prepared and informed before I actually do it, instead of making the mistake of treating it [i.e. infrared film] like normal film and then feeling like a big corkhead.at Marco Pauck’s Photography Pages|
(US campus) arrogant, conceited.
|DN IV:iii 232: cork-headed, adj. cocky, conceited.‘College Sl. Words And Phrases’ in|
see separate entries.
(US) shut up! be quiet!
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Take a cork, keep quiet, don’t talk; go mum.|
|Bang To Rights 49: The screw told the geezer to put a cork in it.|
|(con. 1920s) Sometimes I Wonder 155: Put a cork in it, Hoagy.|
|Dimboola (2000) 70: Put a cork in it, Aggie.|
|Gardens of Stone (1985) 102: Put a cork in it, Willow.|
|Indep. Rev. 19 Feb. 20: Put a cork in it!|
|Rules of Revelation 11: ’Ah, will you put a cork in it?’.|