brain cramp

noun

Definition of brain cramp

: a mental lapse caused especially by carelessness, forgetfulness, or inattention

called also brain fart

Examples of brain cramp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This wasn’t a brain cramp from a young player who got confused or doesn’t know any better. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2021 The brain cramp leaving the house, grabbing your face covering but not your wallet, or vice versa, and shoot, the tank is empty and hand sanitizer would be nice after pumping gas. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 4 July 2020 Accordingly, Marchand skated freely from his line-change brain cramp. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2019 After the end-of-period brain cramp, the Bruins regained the lead on a gaffe by Tampa’s penalty killers, and a nice look by Krug. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2019 Rickard could thank some brain cramps by Rays catcher Wilson Ramos. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, 27 May 2018 Sox apologists can’t blame injuries for chronic brain cramps. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, 13 May 2018 There have been a few other hiccups, like Georgia Tech falling at home to Grambling, Virginia Tech’s brain cramp against Saint Louis at the 2K Classic and Notre Dame’s shocking loss to Ball State. Brian Pedersen, ajc, 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of brain cramp

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Brain cramp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brain%20cramp. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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