corn|ball


corn|ball
corn|ball «KRN BL», noun, adjective. U.S. Slang.
–n.
1. a sentimental or unsophisticated person: »

Several cornballs in the group, afflicted with ingrown scruples, made ineffectual protest (New Yorker).

2. something trite, banal, or of poor quality.
–adj.
characterized by triteness or sentimentality: »

cornball escape fiction.

[American English < corn1 something trite + -ball, as in screwball]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Corn ball — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corn ball — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A superficially sentimental movie or musical in which the word love is mentioned too often; a theatrical performance that is trivially sentimental. * /That movie last night was a corn hall./ 2. A person who behaves in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • corn ball — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A superficially sentimental movie or musical in which the word love is mentioned too often; a theatrical performance that is trivially sentimental. * /That movie last night was a corn hall./ 2. A person who behaves in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • corn\ ball — noun slang informal 1. A superficially sentimental movie or musical in which the word love is mentioned too often; a theatrical performance that is trivially sentimental. That movie last night was a corn hall. 2. A person who behaves in a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • corn·ball — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Corn bread — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corn cake — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corn cockle — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corn flag — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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