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galaxybrain

compounding noun
A term used to playfully or sarcastically describe someone as smart, using hyperbole to suggest that their brain is as expansive or complex as a galaxy. It’s worth noting that galaxy in this compound has been converted from a noun to an adjective, suggesting the expansiveness and impressiveness associated with the average person’s experiences with viewing pictures of galaxies. The playful, sarcastic connotation of this word comes from the use of hyperbole.
 
This term is mostly used by college-age adults that want to be sarcastic or humorous when describing someone's intellect.
Etymology : compound formed between the roots “galaxy” and “brain”
Source : “You’ll do fine on the test. You have a galaxybrain.” -conversation with roommate, 9/12/2019
Last modified: 10 December 2019


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