cornball

[ kawrn-bawl ]
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noun
  1. popcorn rolled into a ball and flavored with molasses or caramel.

  2. Informal.

    • a person who indulges in clichés or sentimentality.

    • a country bumpkin; hick.

adjective
  1. Informal. corny1 (def. 2).

Origin of cornball

1
1835–45, Americanism;corn1 + ball1; defs. 2, 3 influenced by slang sense of corn.Cf. screwball, oddball

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British Dictionary definitions for cornball

cornball

/ (ˈkɔːnˌbɔːl) mainly US /


noun
  1. a person given to mawkish or unsophisticated behaviour

adjective
  1. another word for corny

Origin of cornball

1
C20: from corn ball a sweet consisting of a ball of popcorn and molasses

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