Definition of senior moment in US English:

senior moment


  • A temporary mental lapse (humorously attributed to the gradual loss of one's mental faculties as one grows older)

    ‘adults understand the idea of saving electricity, but are subject to occasional senior moments of forgetfulness’
    • ‘I can't differentiate between senior moments and other lapses.’
    • ‘‘In a senior moment, the person cannot recall in a timely way the information that's there,’ says Cummings.’
    • ‘So, now that I've stopped laughing at Winston's senior moment, I should also point out that he's accusing the Herald of the wrong crime.’
    • ‘I tell you, I had a bit of a senior moment yesterday!’
    • ‘Let us assume that the information is in this bill, and that I have had a senior moment and not been able to see it or find out where it is.’


senior moment

/ˈsinjər ˈmoʊmənt/