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Definition of "corny" []

  • Trite, dated, melodramatic, or mawkishly sentimental. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "corny" in a sentence
  • "At the state fair in Iowa, he ate what he called "corny dogs" and talked about growing up the son of a "dry-land cotton farmer" who appreciates the agricultural way of life."
  • "What's really corny is that he made a show in Iraq trying to receive some recognition for the success of "Bush's war"."
  • "Nicole -- The Fletcher family says that corny is a hybrid of "corn" and "carnie.""