writer's cramp

noun

Definition of writer's cramp

: a painful spasmodic contraction of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive writing

First Known Use of writer's cramp

1853

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WRITER'S CRAMP Defined for English Language Learners

writer's cramp

Definition of writer's cramp for English Language Learners

  • : pain in your hand or fingers that you get when you have been writing with a pen or pencil for a long time


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writer's cramp

noun

medical Definition of writer's cramp

: a painful spasmodic cramp of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive writing called also graphospasm

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