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corny

1. mod. having to do with simple-minded, overdrawn humor. (Alludes to rural or folksy style.) This corny dialogue has to be revised before I’ll act in this play.
2. mod. having to do with overdone sentiment. The love scenes were your corny hands-off-the-naughty-parts events, but nobody laughed.
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Loveable plus-size heroine Tracy Turnblad has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins show.
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Glenister had a corny US accent that was probably meant to make him sound like Philip Marlowe.