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Meaning of CORNY

Pronunciation:  'kornee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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