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 Accordingly, Marchand skated freely from his line-change brain cramp. BostonGlobe.com, "There should be a lot of standing ovations at the Garden this year. It hurts too much to stay seated. That’s why family days are good. More children. Fewer complaints.," 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, "This was not the pair of teams the Bruins welcomed to start this mini-homestand. The Ducks and Devils are not in the same class as the Bolts, who set a league record for wins (62) last season.," 18 Oct. 2019 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

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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 7 Jul. 2020.

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