One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A painful injury with severe bruising caused by a heavy blow, typically gained while participating in contact sports.‘a collision with a fellow Tasmanian left him with a corkie’
- ‘Their key defender is in massive doubt for the upcoming clash due to two corkies that he suffered early in last week's win.’
- ‘He has a corkie that hasn't quite healed in time for the clash.’
- ‘He will be in some doubt after suffering a bad corkie against Sydney at the weekend.’
- ‘He kicked three goals for Western Storm, limping off late in the game with what appeared to be a corkie.’
- ‘The Blues had injury concerns out of the game with one player receiving a bad corkie to the hip and another stretchered off in the final quarter with what seemed to be a hyper-extension of the leg.’
- ‘He was substituted out of the match with a corkie but should keep his spot.’
- ‘He suffered a corkie to the quad.’
1980s: from the Australian sense of cork (verb)‘suffer a painful bruising injury to (a limb) as a result of a heavy blow’ + -ie.
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