• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɔːni/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɔɹni/

corny (comparative cornier, superlative corniest)

  1. Boring and unoriginal.
    The duct tape and wire were a pretty corny solution.
  2. Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.
    The movie was okay, but the love scene was really corny.
    He sent a bouquet of twelve red roses and a card: "Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you." How corny is that!
  3. (obsolete) Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.
    • The corny ear.
  4. Containing corn; tasting well of malt.
    • A draught of moist and corny ale.
  5. (obsolete, UK, slang) tipsy; drunk
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  1. (obsolete) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 7”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Up stood the cornie Reed.

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