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or brain-child, brain child

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noun, plural brain·chil·dren.
  1. a product of one's creative work or thought.
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Origin of brainchild

First recorded in 1880–85; brain + child
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proposition, motion, overture, outline, offer, bid, idea, project, program, plan, recommendation, scheme, picture, terms, scenario, pitch, setup, feeler, design, pass

British Dictionary definitions for brain child


noun plural -children
  1. informal an idea or plan produced by creative thought; invention
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Word Origin and History for brain child


also brainchild, "idea, creation of one's own," 1881, from brain (n.) + child. Earlier was the more alliterative brain-brat (1630).

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