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The Many Slang Terms of Cornhole

The Many Slang Terms of Cornhole

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Have you ever suffered from “cornfusion?”

Do you consider yourself a “cornado?”

Are you a “cornstar?”

 

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then congratulations - you’re a “cornholer!” But if common cornhole terms do nothing but confuse you, then we have to introduce you to the many slang phrases you’ll hear when you hit the court.

But before we get into the slang terminology, here’s a little tidbit of interesting information. We may call cornhole by its official name, but the popular backyard lawn game goes by so many different monikers. Bean Bag Toss, or even Sack Toss, is one of its more common names to the casual player. However, you may hear it called Bags, Baggo, Dummy Boards, Doghouse, Dadhol, Bean in the Hole, or Tramps. No matter what it’s called, the rules generally stay the same. What may change is how much of that slang terminology we were talking about you may hear.

In a competitive game of cornhole, some of the following slang phrases and terms are sure to be slung about.

Ace

Also known as a Cow Pie, an Ace refers to a point scored by landing the bag on the board without it touching the ground.

Air Mail

When you land your bag straight in the hole, you just delivered some Air Mail.

Back Door

Pull off a trick shot by landing your bag in the hole by bouncing or tossing over a Blocker, and you’ve come in through the Back Door.

Blocker

These pesky bags land right in front of the hole, making it very difficult to rack up the big points.

Candy Corn

Didn’t quite make it to the board with your toss? A bag that lands on the ground before reaching the board is some real Candy Corn.

Cornado

A real Cornado is someone that dominates a game of cornhole and carries the highest score.

Cornament

A tournament of cornhole games is most popularly known in the community as a Cornament.

Cornfusion

It’s rare for a game of cornhole to unfold without a little Cornfusion. This occurs when players disagree about points during a round or inning - and you can bet that’s pretty common.

Cornholed

Ever been hit by a cornhole bag? Then you’ve been Cornholed!

Corn on the Cob

Tired of the corn references yet? Well, this is one you’ll want to hear often. Players that land all of their bags on the board in a single round have scored a Corn on the Cob.

Cornstar

Ever play against someone that’s so sure they’ll win? Their overt confidence makes them a Cornstar.

Cornzizzle

The best players will score a Cornzizzle by getting all of their bags in the hole in one round.

Dirty Bag

If a bag hits the ground at any point during a toss and never makes it to the board, that’s a Dirty Bag. More professionally, it’s known as a foul bag.

Granny

Want to impress your friends? Try scoring on a Granny. This trickshot requires the player to throw a bag between their legs using both hands. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

Grasshopper

You’ll breathe a sigh of relief if your bag is a Grasshopper and jumps up from the ground to land on the board for a point.

Hammer

The last bag tossed in an inning or round is the Hammer.

Hanger

These frustrating bags teeter on the edge of the hole but never fall in. Because a Hanger doesn’t fall through the hole, it doesn’t count as three points.

Holy Moly Triple Cornholy

Much like Turkey in bowling, the Holy Moly Triple Cornholy is when a player scores three cornholes in a row.

Hooker

If a Blocker bag is in your way, you’ll want to throw a Hooker to maneuver around it and get into the hole.

Rim Job

There are few things more frustrating in cornhole than a Rim Job! This occurs when a bag bounces off the hole and lands on the ground, resulting in no points scored.

Skunk

When one team scores 11 points and their opponents have nothing on the board, they’ve achieved a Skunk.

Sky Bag

If you get ambitious with your tosses, you may throw a Sky Bag and send it soaring above and beyond the board.

Slick Woody

A Slick Woody sees the bag hit the board then slide gracefully into the hole for three points.

Slippery Granny

Land your bag three times in a row, and you’ve achieved a Slippery Granny.

Wash

If players score equally in an inning, all points are zeroed or “Washed” out.

Woody

A welcomed result in cornhole, a Woody occurs when the bag lands on the board and doesn’t slide off the side or into the hole.

 

It’s not an exhaustive list to learn, but if you want to understand what players are saying in a game of cornhole, you definitely want to know these slang terms. If not, you may be very confused when your opponent says he says he’s happy his toss was a Slick Woody and didn’t end in a Hanger.

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