- popcorn rolled into a ball and flavored with molasses or caramel.
- a person who indulges in clichés or sentimentality.
- a country bumpkin; hick.
- Informal. corny1(def 2).
Origin of cornball
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Related Words for cornballweepy, sentimental, romantic, mushy, mawkish, syrupy, wistful, regretful, mundane, hackneyed, vapid, stupid, dumb, corny, trite, bland, banal, dull, straightforward, naive
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Contemporary Examples of cornball
But the complaints about the current administration did sometimes come with a spoonful of sugar, or at least a cornball of humor.What I Saw at Iowa’s So-Co Circus
August 10, 2014
- a person given to mawkish or unsophisticated behaviour
- another word for corny
Word Origin for cornball
C20: from corn ball a sweet consisting of a ball of popcorn and molasses
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