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 superficially sentimental manner or likes performances portraying such behavior.

Suzie can't stand Joe; she thinks he's a corn ball.


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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 — «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.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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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