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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writer's cramp was in 1853

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“Writer's cramp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer%27s%20cramp. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for writer's cramp

writer's cramp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of writer's cramp

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

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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