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When he demanded that the "folks" trust him, he sounded a corny old pol.
Mrs. Chipperton and corny wont come without Uncle Chipperton.
This was all said with a sort of nonchalance, which corny did not at all like.
corny put the provisions into a locker in the cabin, and there was enough left for two or three meals more.
"Faults on both sides generally in all quarrels," said corny.
He seemed to be all right with corny now, and we had a good time together.
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]