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cornball

noun corn·ball \ ˈkȯrn-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 7 May 2018

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

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First Known Use of cornball

circa 1949

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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

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First Known Use of cornball

1951

in the meaning defined above

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cornball Synonyms


CORNBALL Defined for English Language Learners

cornball

Definition of cornball for English Language Learners

  • : old-fashioned and silly or sentimental



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