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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about writer's cramp

Time Traveler for writer's cramp

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for writer's cramp

Cite this Entry

“Writer's cramp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer%27s%20cramp. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

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

Comments on writer's cramp

What made you want to look up writer's cramp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!