- 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.
Origin of brain freeze
First recorded in 1990–95
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Examples from the Web for brain freeze
My observer was blunt about the Texas governor, and this was even before the brain-freeze moment in the Michigan debate.Mitt Romney Will Win Iowa Caucus, Predicts GOP Insider
November 12, 2011