brain freeze

noun

Definition of brain freeze

: a sudden shooting pain in the head caused by ingesting very cold food (such as ice cream) or drink

Examples of brain freeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The architects of policy must demonstrate strategic and practical flexibility, not ideological brain freeze. WSJ, 15 Dec. 2021 Maybe Shaquille O'Neal and the NBA on TNT crew won't put Williams' brain freeze tech on the next episode. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 2 Dec. 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021 The annual birthday tradition began in 2002 for 7-Eleven's 75th birthday, and continued in the same fashion until 2020, marking the company’s busiest day of the year with millions of visitors cashing in to get a free brain freeze. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of brain freeze

1991, in the meaning defined above

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27 Dec 2021

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“Brain freeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brain%20freeze. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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