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 Gold's performance could have earned her another signature senior moment, but Heritage Christian's depth proved to be the difference, with sisters Koryn and Joslyn Marshall combining for 21 points and Frost adding another seven. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Jan. 2023 In 2022, the United States is experiencing a collective senior moment. New York Times, 8 June 2022 There were hesitations, a gaffe, and one senior moment. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2021 The other septuagenarian — Biden — frequently seems to have senior moments in the middle of his sentences. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 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,, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senior moment was in 1996

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“Senior moment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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