brainstormer

brainstorm

[breyn-stawrm]
noun
1.
a.
a sudden impulse, idea, etc.
b.
a fit of mental confusion or excitement.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to brainstorming.
verb (used without object)
4.
to conduct or practice brainstorming.
verb (used with object)
5.
to subject (a problem) to brainstorming.

Origin:
1890–95; brain + storm; originally a severe mental disturbance

brainstormer, noun
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brainstorm (ˈbreɪnˌstɔːm)
 
n
1.  a severe outburst of excitement, often as the result of a transitory disturbance of cerebral activity
2.  informal (Brit) a sudden mental aberration
3.  informal another word for brainwave

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brainstorm
"brilliant idea, mental excitement, fit of mental application," 1849, from brain + figurative use of storm. As a verb, recorded from 1920s. Related: Brainstorming.
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