1

cornball

noun corn·ball \ ˈkȯrn-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of cornball

: an unsophisticated person; also : something corny

Examples of cornball in a Sentence

  1. a movie about a cornball making his way through a world of cynical sophisticates

Recent Examples of cornball from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cornball.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cornball

circa 1949


2

cornball

adjective

Definition of cornball

: 1corny 3
  • cornball humor

Examples of cornball in a Sentence

  1. a cornball musical about farmers

  2. a cornball sense of humor

Recent Examples of cornball from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cornball.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cornball

1951

cornball Synonyms


CORNBALL Defined for English Language Learners

cornball

adjective

Definition of cornball for English Language Learners

  • : old-fashioned and silly or sentimental



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cornball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!