Origin of cornballcorn (noun) + (screw)ball
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of cornballFrom corn ball a ball of popcorn and molasses