or corn flakes


noun (used with a plural verb)

a packaged breakfast cereal in the form of small toasted flakes made from corn, for serving cold with milk, sugar, etc.

Origin of cornflakes

1905–10, Americanism; corn1 + flakes, plural of flake1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cornflakes

Contemporary Examples of cornflakes

Historical Examples of cornflakes

  • We stood and looked down at them: A bowl of cornflakes and a silver spoon.

    Double or Nothing

    Jack Sharkey

  • It was too much like that old thing that used to puzzle him so at breakfast; the picture of the girl on the box of cornflakes.

    Beginners Luck

    Emily Hahn

British Dictionary definitions for cornflakes


pl n

a breakfast cereal made from toasted maize, eaten with milk, sugar, etc
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