Definitions for corny
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bromidic, corny, platitudinal, platitudinousadjective
dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
Insipid or trite.
The duct tape and wire were a pretty corny solution.
Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.
Etymology: (from "corn catalogue jokes", reputedly low-quality jokes that were at a time commonly printed in mail order seed catalogues)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from cornu, horn, Latin.
Up stood the corny reed,
Embattel’d in her field. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.
Tell me why the ant,
’Midst Summer’s plenty, thinks of Winter’s want,
By constant journeys, careful to prepare
Her stores; and bringing home the corny ear. Matthew Prior.
Corny generally refers to something that is overly sentimental, clichéd, predictable or trying too hard to be meaningful and ends up being cheesy or dull. It can also refer to humor that is outdated, obvious or not quite funny.
strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn
producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn
containing corn; tasting well of malt
Etymology: [L. cornu horn.]
Corny is the brand name of granola bars, produced by the German company Schwartauer Werke in Bad Schwartau since 1985. It is available in eleven flavors and variations, such as sugar-free or with added dietary fibers. A Corny bar basically contains a mixture of Muesli-ingredients as well as honey.
The numerical value of corny in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of corny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I didn’t like Johnny Cash, i thought he was kind of corny. I wasn’t really a fan.
I like a little bit of sugar in my tea, but I like one teaspoon, that was like a whole bag of sugar. It was getting so corny … we have to de-corny you.
There had to be that last moment and no words, no corny dialogue, just a look, and I thought [King] did it so beautifully.
. . .you said good friends are hard to come by I laughed and bought you a beer 'cause it's too corny to cry well sentiment given and sentiment lost you shook it off with a smirk and a toss and you were only joking.
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- ثقيل الظل, سخيفArabic
- κακής ποιότητος, σαχλός, τετριμμένοςGreek
- kitsch, dégoulinant, banal, sirupeuxFrench
- sentimenteel, afgezaagd, oubollig, meligDutch
- piegas, meloso, bregaPortuguese
- слащавый, банальный, сентиментальныйRussian
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