[kawr-nee] /ˈkɔr ni/
adjective, cornier, corniest.
of or abounding in corn.
adjective (slang) cornier, corniest
trite or banal
sentimental or mawkish
abounding in corn
1570s, “full of corn, pertaining to corn, from corn (n.1) + -y (2). Chaucer used it of ale (late 14c.), perhaps to mean “malty.” American English slang “old-fashioned, sentimental” is from 1932 (first attested in “Melody Maker”), perhaps originally “something appealing to country folk” (corn-fed in the same sense is attested from 1929). Related: Cornily; corniness.
Overly sentimental; banal; devoted to or expressing old-fashioned moral convictions; cornball
[1930+ Jazz musicians; the writer Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) suggested as possible origin the corn-seed catalogs sent to Midwestern farmers before and after 1900, which were larded with tired old jokes; the jokes were called corn jokes and corny]
[kawr-ning] /ˈkɔr nɪŋ/ noun 1. a city in S New York. [kawrn] /kɔrn/ noun 1. Also called Indian corn; especially technical and British, maize. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the grain, seeds, or kernels on large ears. 2. the grain, seeds, or kernels […]
- Cornish hen
noun Cornish game hen, Rock Cornish Examples What grew up in the Sixties was one of the most wholehearted developments of Corbusian modernism. Usage Note cooking
[kawr-nish] /ˈkɔr nɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, England, its inhabitants, or the Cornish language. noun 2. the Celtic language of Cornwall, extinct since c1800. 3. one of an English breed of chickens raised chiefly for crossing with other breeds to produce roasters. /ˈkɔːnɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic […]
[kawr-nish-muh n] /ˈkɔr nɪʃ mən/ noun, plural Cornishmen. 1. a native or inhabitant of Cornwall. /ˈkɔːnɪʃmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall