brain freeze

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noun Informal.

Also called ice-cream headache. a pain in the temples and forehead brought on by quickly consuming very cold food or drink.
a temporary lapse in memory; a sudden mental block.

Nearby words

  1. brain death,
  2. brain drain,
  3. brain fart,
  4. brain fever,
  5. brain fingerprinting,
  6. brain gain,
  7. brain hormone,
  8. brain mantle,
  9. brain sand,
  10. brain scan

Origin of brain freeze

First recorded in 1990–95

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