writer's cramp


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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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

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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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