- old-fashioned, trite, or lacking in subtlety: corny jokes.
- mawkishly sentimental: a corny soap opera.
OTHER WORDS FROM cornycorn·i·ly, adverbcorn·i·ness, noun
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I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to keep a long-distance relationship going — my primary love language is touch, as corny as that sounds.The best $1,419 I ever spent: Flights for my long-distance relationship|Arthur Tarley|August 25, 2021|Vox
Chalk it up to me being old and corny, but I associate this event with us coming together.The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Depressing as Hell|Kevin Fallon|July 23, 2021|The Daily Beast
It might sound corny, but the idea that things really actually might go back to normal is not as comforting as I thought it would be a year ago.
To swimming fans, Schmitt is “Schmitty,” easy-going and perpetually smiling, known among teammates for her corny jokes and an easy laugh.How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes' Mental Health First|Alice Park|July 22, 2021|Time
Plan B, a teenage buddy comedy available on Hulu, isn’t wholly terrible, though much of its forced raunchiness falls flat, and too many of its gags feel corny and tired.Hulu's Plan B Is an Imperfect Buddy Comedy With Its Heart in the Right Place|Stephanie Zacharek|May 28, 2021|Time
It was called Windowsill Daydreaming, Rochester, New York, from 1958, and, despite its corny name, it stopped me in my tracks.New Getty Retrospective On Minor White’s Metamorphosing Camera|Sarah Bay Williams|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But yeah, when we were making it, we did have—without being corny—a sense of it being somehow special, that it would do something.Toni Collette on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’‘Lucky Them,’ and Crying in ‘The Sixth Sense’|Melissa Leon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Natural political ability and penchant for corny dad humor aside, Anthony Weiner has a true talent for lying.Anthony Weiner, Disgraced Over Sexting Scandal, Still Tweeting|Gideon Resnick|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it too corny to think of Bailey capturing love with the click of a shutter?David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ Shows a Keen Eye for Fine Faces|Chloë Ashby|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The joke—a corny one— was more like a stunt that high school kids would dream up, and that was the point of it.
Corny walked down the avenue and over the hill, in the direction of the anchorage of the steamer.
Corny wanted to see Christy, and Mrs. Passford had begun to be uneasy that he did not return at dark.
"First rate; she is as jolly as though no one ever heard of such a thing as war," replied Corny, with enthusiasm.
He was not quite satisfied with Corny's manner, or with the little he seemed to be willing to say about the rest of the family.
"I did not leave Mobile till two weeks later with Corny," added the major.