Corky vs Quirky - What's the difference?

corky | quirky |


As adjectives the difference between corky and quirky

is that corky is of wine, contaminated by a faulty or tainted cork while quirky is given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.

As a noun corky

is (au|slang) an injury caused by a blow ("corking").

corky

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Of wine, contaminated by a faulty or tainted cork.
  • This one smells a bit corky ; get me another bottle.
  • Consisting of, or like, cork; dry; shrivelled.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Bind fast his corky arms.

    Synonyms

    * (like cork) suberose, suberous (in botany)

    Noun

    (corkies)
  • (AU, slang) An injury caused by a blow ("corking").
  • Anagrams

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    quirky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
  • She has a quirky laugh.

    Derived terms

    * quirkily * quirkiness * quirkyalone * quirky subject * unquirky