Corny definition

kôrnē
The definition of corny is old-fashioned or tiresomely simple.

An example of a corny movie is one filled with overused romantic lines and a typical and boring plot.

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The duct tape and wire were a pretty corny solution.

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Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.

The movie was okay, but the love scene was really corny.

He sent a bouquet of twelve red roses and a card: "Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you." How corny is that!

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(obsolete) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.
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(informal) Unsophisticated, old-fashioned, trite, sentimental, etc.
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Containing corn; tasting well of malt.
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Of or producing corn.
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Trite, dated, melodramatic, or mawkishly sentimental.
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Having or relating to corns on the feet.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
corny
Comparative:
cornier
Superlative:
corniest

Origin of corny

  • From corn

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

  • corn +‎ -y; in the "hackneyed" sense, from "corn catalogue jokes", reputedly low-quality jokes that were formerly printed in mail-order seed catalogues.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin cornu (“horn”).

    From Wiktionary