cork (n.) Look up cork at
c. 1300, from Spanish alcorque "cork sole," probably via Arabic and ultimately from Latin quercus "oak" (see Quercus) or cortex (genitive corticis) "bark" (see corium).
Cork Look up Cork at
place in Ireland, anglicized from Irish Corcaigh, from corcach "marsh."
cork (v.) Look up cork at
1570s, "to put a cork sole on a shoe," from cork (n.)). Meaning "to stop with a cork" is from 1640s. Related: Corked; corking.