brain candy

noun

Definition of brain candy

informal

  1. :  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 Gross, New York Times, 10 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 Storm, Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 Apr. 2005

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First Known Use of brain candy

1968


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