brain candy

noun

Definition of brain candy

informal
:something that is entertaining but lacks seriousness or substance :mindless entertainment
  • One of the beauties of the car is the privacy to listen to popular novels—brain candy, if you will—that the women in my book group would sniff at.
  • —Jane GrossNew York Times10 Dec. 2000
  • People who dismiss TV reality shows as, at best, superficial brain candy are missing a fascinating character study and naturalist video extravaganza when they skip CBS's Survivor, the best, most popular and longest-lasting of the current reality game shows.
  • —Jonathan StormPhiladelphia Inquirer21 Apr. 2005

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First Known Use of brain candy

1968


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