brain·​child | \ ˈbrān-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce brainchild (audio) \

Definition of brainchild

: a product of one's creative effort

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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 On a slightly smaller scale, there’s PKL Boston, the brainchild of a pair of enthusiasts of pickleball, a fast-growing sport that fans compare to badminton with a wiffle ball, or ping-pong on a tennis court., 11 June 2021 This brainchild was initially born out of a desire to help send less privileged children to youth camps. Dana Brownlee, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Whistle Britches, the fried chicken-and-more brainchild of Dallas chef and restaurateur Omar Flores, opened Thursday in the former Hopdoddy Burger Bar location. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 The brainchild of Yuji Naka, Sonic the Hedgehog touted vibrant graphics and innovative level design. Michael J. Seidlinger, Wired, 27 May 2021 But Blunt also stresses that the film is entirely Krasinski’s brainchild. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Elizabeth Warren’s brainchild has often confused progressive politics with consumer protection. Eric Blankenstein, National Review, 16 May 2021 Noted was also partly the brainchild of Grace Murdoch, one of Rupert Murdoch’s daughters, who had interned with Ms. Story’s team in summer 2019 while in high school, according to two people familiar with the matter. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2021 The brainchild of Gwendolyn Elliott from Viacom, producer Collins Harris and his team sought out tales that would lend themselves to a fun, and funny format. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of brainchild

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brainchild was in 1628

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14 Jun 2021

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“Brainchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brainchild

: an idea, plan, or creation of one person

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