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cornfed

[kawrn-fed] /ˈkɔrnˌfɛd/
adjective
1.
fed on corn:
cornfed cattle.
2.
having a well-fed, healthy, and guileless appearance:
the open enthusiasm of these handsome, cornfed youngsters.
Origin of cornfed
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see corn1, fed1
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  • Shes due to grade as cornfed, my Calamity is, or Im a shorthorn!

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
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cornfed

adjective

  1. Plump and sturdy; rural or as if rural: a corn-fed beauty (1787+)
  2. Naive and sentimental; corny (1920s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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