\ ˈkȯr-nē How to pronounce corny (audio) \
cornier; corniest

Definition of corny

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : mawkishly old-fashioned : tiresomely simple and sentimental told corny jokes corny greeting cards
2 : of or relating to corn
3 archaic : tasting strongly of malt
cornier; corniest

Definition of corny (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to or having corns on the feet

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Adjective (1)

cornily \ ˈkȯr-​nə-​lē How to pronounce cornily (audio) \ adverb
corniness \ ˈkȯr-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce corniness (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of corny

Adjective (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Adjective (2)

1689, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corny

Adjective (1)

Middle English, from corn corn entry 1 + -y -y entry 1

Adjective (2)

corn entry 3 + -y entry 1

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The first known use of corny was in the 14th century

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“Corny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corny. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for corny

corny

adjective
\ ˈkȯr-nē How to pronounce corny (audio) \
cornier; corniest

Kids Definition of corny

: so simple, sentimental, or old-fashioned as to be annoying a corny joke

corny

adjective
\ ˈkȯr-nē How to pronounce corny (audio) \
cornier; corniest

Medical Definition of corny

: relating to or having corns on the feet

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