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corny

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Adjective, Noun
 : 
corn=y

CIDE DICTIONARY

cornya. [L. cornu horn.].
     Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.  [1913 Webster]
    "Up stood the cornu reed."  [1913 Webster]
cornya. 
  •  Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.  Prior.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Containing corn; tasting well of malt.  [1913 Webster]
    "A draught of moist and corny ale."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Tipsy.  Forby.  [1913 Webster]
  •  overly or simplistically sentimental.  [PJC]
  •  trite or tiresome; too weak to be effective; -- said of unsubtle attempts at humor; as, a corny joke; a corny skit.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

corny, adj. (cornier, corniest)
1 colloq. a trite. b feebly humorous. c sentimental. d old-fashioned; out of date.
2 of or abounding in corn.

Derivative
cornily adv. corniness n.
Etymology
CORN(1) + -Y(1): sense 1 f. sense 'rustic'

THESAURUS

corny

back-number, banal, bewhiskered, bromidic, cliched, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, fade, familiar, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, moth-eaten, musty, old hat, platitudinous, set, shopworn, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, truistic, unoriginal, warmed-over, well-known, well-worn, worn, worn thin

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