bromidic vs corny what difference

what is difference between bromidic and corny

English

Etymology

From bromide +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɹoʊˈmɪdɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdɪk
  • Hyphenation: bro‧mid‧ic

Adjective

bromidic (comparative more bromidic, superlative most bromidic)

  1. stale, banal, clichéd
    • Wonderful Guy (song)
      I’m as trite and as gay as a daisy in May, / A cliché comin’ true! / I’m bromidic and bright / As a moon-happy night / Pourin’ light on the dew!

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:hackneyed


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːni/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹni/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)ni

Etymology 1

From Middle English corny, equivalent to corn +‎ -y. In the “hackneyed” sense, from “corn catalogue jokes”, reputedly low-quality jokes that were formerly printed in mail-order seed catalogues.

Adjective

corny (comparative cornier, superlative corniest)

  1. Boring and unoriginal.
  2. Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.
  3. (obsolete) Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.
    • The corny ear.
  4. Containing corn; tasting well of malt.
    • A draughte of moyste and corny ale.
  5. (obsolete, Britain, slang) tipsy; drunk
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Forby to this entry?)
Synonyms
  • (hackneyed or excessively sentimental): kitsch, kitschy, cheesy, tacky, campy, schlocky, schmaltzy
  • (drunk): drunkish, squiffy; see Thesaurus:drunk
Translations

Etymology 2

Latin cornu (horn).

Adjective

corny (comparative more corny, superlative most corny)

  1. (obsolete) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

Anagrams

  • Conry, crony, croyn, cry on

Middle English

Etymology

From corn +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔrniː/, /ˈkɔːrniː/

Adjective

corny

  1. (rare) fleshy, swollen
  2. (rare) malty; tasting of malt.
  3. (rare) Resembling a grain.

Descendants

  • English: corny
  • Scots: cornie (obsolete, rare)
  • >? Yola: cornee

References

  • “cō̆rnī, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-08.

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