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 Santana scored three more in the top of the seventh with the aid of a Saints defensive brain cramp. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2022 And, yet, in a massive brain cramp by the entire organization, manager Dave Roberts stuck to the party line by summoning a starting pitcher who has not relieved in a late-inning high-leverage situation all year. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2021 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., 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., 18 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brain cramp was in 1944

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“Brain cramp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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