brain·​child ˈbrān-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce brainchild (audio)
: a product of one's creative effort

Examples of brainchild in a Sentence

The museum is the brainchild of a wealthy art collector. the artificial language Esperanto was the brainchild of L. L. Zamenhof, a Polish oculist
Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant is the brainchild of VCR Group, including the Resy co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk and the chefs Josh Capon and Conor Hanlon. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2024 The torch relay was the brainchild of Carl Diem, the primary organizer of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, who imagined a parade of more than 3,000 runners carrying a flame from Olympia all the way to Berlin. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Apr. 2024 The program was the brainchild of former CNN CEO Chris Licht, who hired his former CBS News colleague King and partnered her with the infamously outspoken Barkley to discuss news of the week. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Apr. 2024 The Futures Commission plan was the brainchild of Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval and led by Procter & Gamble CEO Jon Moeller, who lives in Northern Kentucky. The Enquirer, 11 Apr. 2024 The service is the brainchild of Chi Zhang, 34, the founder of Happy Cashier, a virtual-assistant company that was thrust into the spotlight last week, when a social media post about the overseas workers went viral. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 Starbucks, however, has now distanced itself from Elon Musk’s raging brainchild. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2024 Agency is the brainchild of the experimental Discourse Coffee. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 The festival is the brainchild of Nina Lath, who previously headed Film Bazaar, South Asia’s largest co-production market, from 2006 to 2018. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brainchild was in 1628

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“Brainchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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