brain-pick·​ing ˈbrān-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce brain-picking (audio)
: the act of gathering information from another's mind
brain-picker noun

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brain-picking was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Brain-picking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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