See also: čorny

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English corny, from corn +‎ -y; in the "hackneyed" sense, from "corn catalogue jokes", reputedly low-quality jokes that were formerly printed in mail-order seed catalogues.

AdjectiveEdit

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.
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, Solomon on the Vanity of the World
      The corny ear.
  4. Containing corn; tasting well of malt.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chaucer and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A draught of moist and corny ale.
  5. (obsolete, Britain, slang) tipsy; drunk
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Forby to this entry?)
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Etymology 2Edit

Latin cornu (horn).

AdjectiveEdit

corny (comparative more corny, superlative most corny)

  1. (obsolete) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From corn +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔrniː/, /ˈkɔːrniː/

AdjectiveEdit

corny

  1. (rare) fleshy, swollen
  2. (rare) malty; tasting of malt.
  3. (rare) Resembling a grain.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: corny
  • Scots: cornie (obsolete, rare)

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