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Getting a song (usually one you dislike) stuck inside your mind that repeats endlessly.
I've had a brainworm all day since I heard ... on the radio this morning.
by DoubleDown August 07, 2006
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A phrase to describe someone who is cognitively degenerating. Synonym of "going off the deep end". Can have varying degrees of severity.

Reference to the song "Hey You" by Pink Floyd. The line "and the worms ate into his brain" makes no sense in an otherwise linear and literal narration throughout the lyrics.
"My boyfriend has a total case of brain worms. He told me the cat was bugged so the Feds could listen in on us having sex..."

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"You totally stumbled over that entire sentence. Can't speak English all of a sudden? What, do you have brain worms?"
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"next mornin we all woke up with mad brainworms and couldn't move without pukin."
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An image, sound, or other thought (usually one that you don't want to think about) that gets stuck in your mind. The best way to get rid of a brainworm is to replace it with something else (just don't think about your current stuck thought, though).

A brainworm is different from an earworm in that an earworm is a song that gets stuck in your head, while a brainworm is anything that gets stuck in your head.
I have a brainworm. I can't stop thinking about the disturbing meme I saw last night.
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