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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Cor"ny
Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

Etymology: L. cornu horn

adjective Corn"y
  1. Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.(R)"The cornyear." [Prior.]
  2. Containing corn; tasting well of malt.(R)"A draught of moist and corny ale." [Chaucer.]
  3. Tipsy.(Vulgar, Eng)
  4. overly or simplistically sentimental.(informal)
  5. trite or tiresome; too weak to be effective; -- said of unsubtle attempts at humor; as, a corny joke; a corny skit.(informal)
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  1. Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

corn +‎ -y; in the "hackneyed" sense, from "corn catalogue jokes", reputedly low-quality jokes that were formerly printed in mail-order seed catalogues.

Latin cornu (“horn”).

Notable Persons Named Corny

Corny Thompson is a basketball player for the Detroit Spirits, Pallacanestro Varese, Joventut Badalona, Dallas Mavericks, and Baloncesto León. He was most prominent from 1982 to 1996. Corny was born on February 5th, 1960 in Middletown, Connecticut.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Corny

Emmanuel was born in 1705. He left this life in 1763.


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Fun Facts about the name Corny

  • How Popular is the name Corny? Corny is the 71,085th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Corny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Corny in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Corny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corny is Tuesday, March 14th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Corny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corny was in 2007 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Corny: Your name in reverse order is Ynroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Noycr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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