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cornball

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noun corn·ball \ˈkȯrn-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cornball

  1. :  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>

Circa 1949

First Known Use of cornball

circa 1949


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cornball

adjective corn·ball

Definition of cornball

  1. :  corny <cornball humor>

Examples of cornball in a sentence

  1. a cornball musical about farmers

  2. a cornball sense of humor

1951

First Known Use of cornball

1951


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cornball

adjective corn·ball

Definition of cornball for English Language Learners

  • : old-fashioned and silly or sentimental


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