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1Depreciative, informal, rare US informal. A person who experiences brainstorms; an insane, mercurial, or unstable person; an inspired or eccentric thinker, an intellectual. Frequently depreciative. Now rare.
2Originally US. A participant in a brainstorming session.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From brainstorm + -er.
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