[ kawrn-bawl ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌbɔl /
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).
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But the complaints about the current administration did sometimes come with a spoonful of sugar, or at least a cornball of humor.
British Dictionary definitions for cornball
/ (ˈkɔːnˌbɔːl) mainly US /
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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