AskDefine | Define corny

Dictionary Definition

corny adj : dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons" [syn: bromidic, platitudinal, platitudinous] [also: corniest, cornier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Insipid or trite.
    The duct tape and wire were a pretty corny solution.
  2. Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.
    The movie was okay, but the love scene was really corny.

Extensive Definition

Corny is the brand name of granola bars produced by German Schwartauer Werke since 1985. It is available in eleven flavours and variations, such as sugar-free or with added dietary fibers. A Corny bar basically contains a mixture of Muesli-ingredients (cereals, nuts, fruit) as well as honey.
corny in German: Corny

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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