Definition of corny adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrni//
(cornier, corniest) (informal) Describing a story
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not original; used too often to be interesting or to sound sincere a corny joke/song I know it sounds corny, but it really was love at first sight! Opera’s blend of corny emotion with glamour and spectacle appeals to advertisers. You sound like someone out of a corny film! See related entries: Describing a story Word Origin1930s: from an earlier sense ‘rustic, appealing to country folk’.
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