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

Rickard could thank some brain cramps by Rays catcher Wilson Ramos. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard records three outfield assists Saturday," 27 May 2018 Sox apologists can’t blame injuries for chronic brain cramps. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Struggling White Sox finally give their manager reason to smile on emotional day," 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, "College basketball conference power rankings: ACC leads the pack," 13 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brain cramp.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brain cramp

1944, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about brain cramp

Share brain cramp

Statistics for brain cramp

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for brain cramp

The first known use of brain cramp was in 1944

See more words from the same year

Comments on brain cramp

What made you want to look up brain cramp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!