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Meaning of CORNY

Pronunciation:  'kornee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"

CORNY is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bromidic, platitudinal, platitudinous, unoriginal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor"ny\ (k?r"n?), a. [L. cornu horn.]
    Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.
          Up stood the cornu reed.                 --Milton.
  2. \Corn"y\, a.
    1. Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.
       [R.] ``The corny ear.'' --Prior.
    2. Containing corn; tasting well of malt. [R.]
             A draught of moist and corny ale.     --Chaucer.
    3. Tipsy. [Vulgar, Eng.] --Forby.
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