Cornball definition

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Unsophisticated, old-fashioned, banal, sentimental, etc.; corny.
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One who behaves in a mawkish or unsophisticated manner.
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Mawkish or unsophisticated; corny.

A kid's cornball humor.

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Cornball is defined as slang for a trite and overly sentimental person.

Someone who is so overly sentimental that he tears up at long distance commercials when the mother and son finally talk is an example of a cornball.

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The definition of cornball is slang to describe someone or something overly sentimental in a corny or silly way.

An over-the-top holiday card with hearts and flowers and overly romantic poems is an example of something that might be described as cornball.

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A cornball person or thing.
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(US, informal) An unsophisticated person.
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Something excessively corny.

That movie was a real cornball.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cornball
Plural:
cornballs

Origin of cornball

  • From corn ball a ball of popcorn and molasses

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • corn +‎ ball

    From Wiktionary