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Cornhole Terminology

Below is a list of cornhole terminology I have found on the net for your enjoyment!

  • 12 Pack (also Double Deuce, 4-Bagger or Gusher) - 4 in a row in the hole.
  • Air mail (also Swish) - A bag that goes directly in the hole without touching the board.
  • Back Door - A Cornhole that scores over a blocker.
  • Backstop (also Backboard) - A cornhole bag that slides or lands past the cornhole but remains on    the board creating a nice "backstop" for a slider to knock into without going off the board.
  • Berlin Airlift - An opponents bags are blocking the hole (in the shape of a wall), leaving the only    viable option to airlift the bags into the hole.
  • Berlin Wall - An opponent lines up a couple of bags in front of the hole, thereby making scoring    difficult. A historical reference to the Berlin Wall.
  • Blocker - A bag on the board keeping a bag from scoring.
  • Cincinnati Slide (also Driver) - The act of knocking your own bag into the cornhole by throwing a    cornbag hard and without much loft.
  • Choke (Choked) - When its time to shine and you DON'T shine. For example: You need to drive    your bag sitting in front of the hole to make the extra points and fail or you need to toss your bag    over the other opponents blocker bag in front of the hole to get the points and fail to do so. When you    need the points and don't come through, you choke (or you choked).
  • Cornfusion - When players or teams cannot agree on the scoring of a given inning.
  • Cornhole (also Drano) - A bag in the hole for 3 points.
  • Cornholed - When someone tosses a bag at you out of frustration. This is not good etiquette.
  • Cornholer - A person obsessed with playing the game of Cornhole.
  • Dingle Berry (also Lipper or Hanger) - A bag that is hanging and ready to drop in the hole.
  • Dirty Bag - A bag that touches the ground before the board.
  • Frat House - When all eight bags are in play on the board.
  • Frontin' - Stepping past the front of the board. A big NO NO!
  • Hemorrhoids - When the hole gets cram packed so no bag will fall through.
  • Honors - The name for the team that scored last or throws first.
  • Hooker (also Around the World) - A cornhole bag hitting the board and hooking or curving    around a blocker coming to rest in the cornhole for 3 points.
  • Jumper - A cornhole bag that strikes another cornhole bag on the board causing it to jump up right    into the cornhole.
  • Kryptonite - When a tosser just can't get a bag to stay on the board due to it sliding off the back or    coming up too short, the board is considered Kryptonite.
  • Lick Side (also Cross) - When a right-handed player has to throw from the right side of the board    or a left-handed player must throw from the left side of the board.
  • Noobie (also Newbie) - Someone who is new to playing Cornhole. Generally, they haven't    mastered the frisbee (pancake) tossing style yet, which is usually a tell tale sign of their skill level,    since their bag generally flips end over end in flight or has no rhyme or reason to the way that it flies.
  • Pancake (also Frisbee or UFO) - The typical bag tossed by a pro Cornholer. The bag flies through    the air without flipping.
  • Penny - 1 point.
  • Police - Also known as the cornhole referee.
  • Push (also No Blood) - When both opponents bags cancel each other out.
  • Push Bag - When a bag takes in 2 or more bags of either the throwers bag or the opposing players    bags.
  • Red Sea (also Splitter) - Tossing a bag with enough force to split two of the opponents
       hole-blocking bags apart and land it in the hole. Kind of like Jesus parting the Red Sea.
  • Rolly Polly - When a bags is tossed and rolls over a blocking bag and falls into the hole.
  • Sally, Suzy or Mary (also Corn Patty) - A throw that doesn't make it to the board.
  • Shortbag - When a cornbag hits the ground in front of the board.
  • Shucker - When a player pitches a cornhole bag and it strikes an opposing players cornhole bag    knocking it off the board.
  • Skunk (aslo Whitewash) - A game with an 11-0 score.
  • Slider (also Slick Willie) - A cornhole bag that hits the front of the board and slides all the way    up into the cornhole.
  • Stepper - A player that prefers to take a step when tossing their bag.
  • Stiff Bag - A poorly thrown bag as a result of the pressure of competition.
  • Taint - Any bag that lands between the front of the board and the hole.
  • Woody (also Cow Pie, Ace or Pimp) - A bag that lands on the board for 1 point.



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