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The Best Cornhole Slang You MUST Know

Learn this cornhole slang and impress your opponents today!

With terms and definitions invented every day, it’s hard to keep up with the newest slang. This is true with cornhole as well! While everyone knows the basic names for tosses and scoring, only the real “cornholers” know the slang. So brush up on your cornhole terminology! This is a list of the best cornhole slang you must know. At the next family reunion, you will be able to show up your 14-year-old cousin with these 15 cornhole slang words.

#1. Cornament

A cornhole tournament

How to use it: “I’m having a cornament this weekend. Do you want to join the bracket?”

#2. Holy Moly Triple Cornholy

Three cornholes in a row

How to use it: “Holy moly triple cornholy! That was one of the best turns I have ever seen!”

#3. Cornstar

An extremely confident cornhole player

How to use it: “They are a family of cornstars! They never miss shot with their perfect technique!

#4. Cornholed

When a stray bag hits you

How to use it: “Watch where you throw, I got cornholed right in the face!”

#5. Skunk / Whitewash / Shutout

Finishing the game with zero points

How to use it: “We skunked in the cornament. We couldn’t get a bag on the board.”

#6. Shucked

What you are if you are losing or lost the game

How to use it: “We are going to be shucked unless we do something fast.”

#7. The Great Cornholio*

Four cornholes in a turn

How to use it: “Did you see that?! They got a Great Cornholio!”

*Also known as a Gusher, Jumanji, Double Deuce, Catorce, Cornzilla, Four Bagger, 12 pack, Golden Sombrero, and Galbraith.

#8. “Get that corn out of my face!”

What you say when you stop your opponent from scoring

How to use it: “You really thought you could make that shot? Get that corn out of my face!”

#9. Cornfusion

Disagreement about scoring and points

How to use it: “There was a lot of confusion after my dad got three cornholes in a row.”

#10. Corn on the cob / Leprechaun / Four-leaf clover

When all four bags land on the board

How to use it: “You must be pretty lucky to get a leprechaun on your first toss.”

#11. Sally*

A weak toss

How to use it: “He calls himself a cornstar but he only throws sallies.”

*Also known as Candy Corn,  Short Toss, Suzy, Mary, Corn Patty, and Weak Sauce.

#12. Nothing But Hole/ Airmail

A bag straight in the hole that doesn’t ever touch the board

How to use it: “She is the Michael Jordan of cornhole. She airmailed it with nothin’ but corn.”

#13. Cornholer

One who plays cornhole fanatically

How to use it: “I’m a huge cornholer! I even own a custom cornhole board and play every weekend!”

#14. Cornado

A player that has the highest points and is on a roll

How to use it: “Get that corn out of my face! I’m the cornado here.”

#15. Dirt Bag

A bag on or touching the ground (and anyone who cheats in cornhole)

How to use it: “I really thought I had that throw, but it turned out to be a dirt bag.”


There you have it! Besides your throw, there are few things more important in cornhole than the slang. Memorize these cornhole words and phrases and use them the next time you play in a “Cornament.” You will, by far, be the coolest one there.

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