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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a corny Hollywood romance
▪ It may sound corny, but I enjoy helping people.
▪ And for once the finale - everyone coming together to sing Dylan's Chimes of Freedom - seemed not corny but exactly right.
▪ As if in a corny fiction, it is in the gents that we first identify each other and introduce ourselves.
▪ For instance, she notes that sunsets may now look corny too much like photographs of sunsets.
▪ Hart is an amiable and enthusiastic guide, if a little corny at times.
▪ He says a lot of corny retro jive that used to go over big in the 1970s.
▪ It may sound corny, but the simple fact is, it works.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Corny \Cor"ny\ (k?r"n?), a. [L. cornu horn.] Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

Up stood the cornu reed.


Corny \Corn"y\, a.

  1. Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn. [R.] ``The corny ear.''

  2. Containing corn; tasting well of malt. [R.]

    A draught of moist and corny ale.

  3. Tipsy. [Vulgar, Eng.]

  4. overly or simplistically sentimental. [informal]

  5. trite or tiresome; too weak to be effective; -- said of unsubtle attempts at humor; as, a corny joke; a corny skit. [informal]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "full of corn, pertaining to corn, from corn (n.1) + -y (2). Chaucer used it of ale (late 14c.), perhaps to mean "malty." American English slang "old-fashioned, sentimental" is from 1932 (first attested in "Melody Maker"), perhaps originally "something appealing to country folk" (corn-fed in the same sense is attested from 1929). Related: Cornily; corniness.


Etymology 1 a. 1 insipid or trite. 2 hackneyed or excessively sentimental. 3 (context obsolete English) Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn. 4 Containing corn; tasting well of malt. 5 (context obsolete UK slang English) tipsy; drunk Etymology 2

a. (context obsolete English) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

  1. adj. dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons" [syn: bromidic, platitudinal, platitudinous]

  2. [also: corniest, cornier]

Corny (muesli bar)

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 (cereals, nuts, fruit) as well as honey.


Corny can refer to

  • Corny, Eure, a town in northern France
  • Corny-sur-Moselle, a town in north-eastern France.
  • Corny (muesli bar)
  • Corny (Veronica Mars), TV character
  • Corny Casanovas, Three Stooges film
  • A Corny Concerto, animated short film
  • a type of humor
  • Cornelius kegs

Usage examples of "corny".

Corny happened to be in command of the Bronx, while he was himself nominally a prisoner of war.

Another time a rock barely missed his head as he rounded the cornier of a hall.

The vast majority of boys are too farty and horny and corny all the time.

It was corny, yes, a funhouse fake meant to test the bladders of small children and give teenage girls a reason to squeal and cuddle for protection in the arms of their smirking boyfriends.

Devine spoke with Chet Premminger about servicing the plane, she leaned on the hood, staring at what was left of the sunset, a few crimson and orange ribbons in the west, with mesas and gentle mountains silhouetted black like on corny picture postcards.

Highly providential was the appearance on the scene of Corny Kelleher when Stephen was blissfully unconscious but for that man in the gap turning up at the eleventh hour the finis might have been that he might have been a candidate for the accident ward or, failing that, the bridewell and an appearance in the court next day before Mr Tobias or, he being the solicitor rather, old Wall, he meant to say, or Mahony which simply spelt ruin for a chap when it got bruited about.

So now he submitted miserably as Fay surveyed him up and down, switched off his blinking headlamp ("That coalminer caper is corny, Gussy.

An assortment of six-inch-high capital letter T's, made from cloth, mounted under glass, along with a corny photo of the seventeen-year-old Cozzano, pigskin tucked under one arm, other arm held out like a jouster's lance to straight-arm an imaginary linebacker from Arcola or Rantoul.

Since Isidore is younger, were he to be the viewpoint character we would perhaps have something on the order of The Graduate, in which everyone over thirty is corrupt and an instrument of the Establishment, and young, free, innocent love wins out -- an oddly corny theme for such a supposedly adult movie.

Government had the kindness to provide me with, believe it or not, a tape of the Andrews Sisters singing this corny but well-loved number .

The Voltarians, with all this nonsense about sources and accu­racy, were definitely on the wrong road: even the corniest weekly in Podunk could give them lessons.

Lincoln, Simulacrum he operates a little business that produces corny electronic organs -- and, later on, human-like robots which ultimately become more of an irritation than a threat.

Turn on the TV, listen to radio, you should hear how corny the pizza commercials, the beer ads with the Cherman accents from Central Casting, the Martians eating potato powder and sounding like they came from the Moon.

She mocked their clumsy fumblings, their corny dialogue, their absurd self-importance.

The Executioner had come to realize that he was fighting a holy war, corny as it sounded.