senior moment


Definition of senior moment

: an instance of momentary forgetfulness or confusion that is attributed to the aging process

Examples of senior moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other septuagenarian — Biden — frequently seems to have senior moments in the middle of his sentences. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "The Coming Biden and Bernie Show," 27 Jan. 2020 Wade had quite the senior moment early in the second period, with a block on one end, transition finish on the other. Ira Winderman,, "Winderman's view: Thunder in a different league than Heat," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of senior moment

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Senior moment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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