- of or abounding in corn.
- old-fashioned, trite, or lacking in subtlety: corny jokes.
- mawkishly sentimental: a corny soap opera.
Origin of corny1
Synonyms for corny
- pertaining to or affected with corns of the feet.
Origin of corny2
Related Words for corniestsentimental, hackneyed, old-fashioned, melodramatic, stupid, banal, stale, mawkish, dull, commonplace, feeble, shopworn, stereotyped, tired, warmed-over
Examples from the Web for corniest
Contemporary Examples of corniest
So much for that: Trespass, directed by Joel Schumacher, could very well be her corniest movie yet.The Best Olsen Yet and Watch Other Movie Reviews
October 21, 2011
Historical Examples of corniest
Dermott muttered, "And with it he has to pick up the corniest brogue west of Dublin."Off Course
Mack Reynolds (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
- trite or banal
- sentimental or mawkish
- abounding in corn
Word Origin for corny
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.