30 Cornhole Slang Words and Phrases You Need to Know6 min read

How well do you even know a game if you don’t know its various slang words and phrases? Like a lot of other sports, cornhole too has plenty of slang, puns, and innuendos as part of its lingo. It’s important to master the actual cornhole rules and techniques. But you need to master these terms too if you want to be considered a true “cornholer.”

Here is a glossary of 30 cornhole slang words and phrases that you need to know. But fair warning – there are tons of innuendos and sexual slang words that have been adapted into cornhole lingo:

  1. Ace – An ace refers to the one point you receive for landing your bag on the cornhole board. The bag should stay on the board and not touch the ground for the throw to be considered an ace. Some people also call this a cow pie.
  2. Air Mail – An air mail is when a player manages to toss their bag straight into the hole without touching the board. This move is sometimes called a glory hole. You had to have seen that coming since the game involves a hole and we previously mentioned how its lingo includes a lot of sexual slang. Some people also call this a nothing-but-hole, while others refer to it as a crowd-pleaser. Another common term for this throw is a swish.
  3. Back Door – We know what you’re thinking, but a back door in cornhole does not refer to the act you have in mind. It’s when a bag manages to score over a blocker either by bouncing and entering the hole or flying directly into the hole. Some people call this a dirty roll-up.
  4. Backstop – A backstop is used to refer to a bag that goes past the hole but lands on the board. So it becomes an excellent target for sliders that need to knock against something to get into the hole without falling off the board.
  5. Blocker – The definition of a blocker is a bag that lands on the board and in front of the hole. The reason it is called a blocker is because it makes it harder for other bags to enter the hole, thus “blocking” them.
  6. Candy Corn – Also known as a Sally, Corn Patty, Weak Sauce, Suzy, and Mary. A candy corn is a term for a bag that fails to make it to the board. In other words, it is a term for a weak toss.
  7. Cornado – This is a term for a player with the highest score in the game and is on a roll.
  8. Cornament – With a game that has “corn” in the name, you’d expect plenty of corny terms in its glossary. So it’s no surprise that there is a term like this. Cornament is basically a combination of corn and tournament and refers to a cornhole tournament.
  9. Cornfusion – This is one of the most common terms in cornhole lingo. It refers to a disagreement about points and scoring in an inning.
  10. Cornhole – This is the term after which the whole game gets its name. If you’ve done some searching on the internet, you might have read about how it was originally a sexual slang used in the 1910’s in America. Although the term continued to be a sexual slang even in the mid 20th century, its actual definition in the game is completely different. In the cornhole game, a player gets a cornhole when they manage to get their bag in the hole, scoring three points in the process. Some people also call it a drano.
  11. Cornholed – To be cornholed means to get hit by a stray bag.
  12. Corn on the Cob – Also known as a leprechaun or a four-leaf clover, this is when a player manages to land all four of their bags on the cornhole board in a single round.
  13. Cornstar – A cornstar refers to a cornhole player that is exceptionally confident.
  14. Cornzizzle – A player gets a cornzizzle when they manage to get all four of their bags into the hole in a single round. This is also called a double deuce, grand bag, gusher, Jumanji, catorace, 12-pack, four-bagger, and golden sombrero.
  15. Dirty Bag – A dirty bag is a bag that touches the ground either before or after hitting the board and remains there. In other words, it’s a foul bag and isn’t worth any points. Some people also call it a stanker.
  16. Granny – This refers to a shot in which a player uses both hands and makes a throw from between their legs.
  17. Grasshopper – A grasshopper is a bag that bounces off the ground and then lands on the board to score a point.
  18. Hammer – A hammer refers to the last bag tossed in a round or inning.
  19. Hanger – This is a term for bags that dangle over the edge of the hole. You don’t get three points for it unless it falls inside the hole. It is also sometimes known as a lipper.
  20. Holy Moly Triple Cornholy – This is an expression used when a player manages to get three cornholes in a row.
  21. Honors – When a team is the last to score in the previous inning, they receive the honors to toss first in the next inning.
  22. Hooker – This isn’t slang for a sex worker; at least not in cornhole. A hooker in cornhole is a bag that manages to maneuver itself in a hook or curve to go around a blocker bag and into the hole.
  23. Rim Job – Again, this does not refer to the sexual act you have in mind. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the abundance of sexual slang in cornhole lingo. In cornhole, a rim job is when a bag looks like it’s about to go it but then bounces out and lands on the ground after hitting the side of the hole. Some people would call this a ringer.
  24. Skunk – This is when one team manages to score 11 points while the other team is stuck at 0 points. Some people call this a whitewash or a shutout.
  25. Sky Bag – A sky bag is a bag that has been tossed super high and eventually lands beyond the cornhole board.
  26. Slick Woody – A slick woody is when a bag hits the board first and then slides into the hole, scoring three points. Another common term for this is a “slider”. 
  27. Slippery Granny – You get a slippery granny when you manage to land your bag on the board three times in a row.
  28. Stiff Woody – Nope, this isn’t what virile men wake up with in the morning. It refers to a situation where a player chokes under pressure and ends up making a bad shot.
  29. Wash – A wash occurs when both teams manage to score the same number of points in one inning. So they “wash out” all the points scored during that inning.
  30. Woody – This is another common cornhole term and although it may have a different connotation in your mind, it has a completely different meaning in the game. In cornhole, a woody refers to a bag that lands on the cornhole board and remains there without touching the ground or getting into the hole.

Final Thoughts

These are some of the common cornhole slang words and phrases that you should be aware of. While it’s not an exhaustive list, it gives you a lot of terms that you can impress beginners and kids with your extensive knowledge about the game terms. Start learning these terms and go through the variations of each term to improve your cornhole knowledge.