mindfood n.

a substance taken as food or drink containing chemicals which increase one’s mental ability

  • [1932 L. E. Lawes 20,000 Years in Sing Sing ix. 327

    I have more than a faint suspicion that a large part of our public dotes upon murders and murder trials and executions just as an equally emotional class of people find relaxation and mind food in the gross exaggerations of intimate life that come out of Reno or Hollywood.]

  • 1986 R. Pelton (title)

    Mind food and smart pills.

  • 1994 D. Rushkoff Cyberia xviii. 233

    Carefully reading the ingredients on the cans of Durk and Sandy mind foods.

Research requirements

antedating 1986

Earliest cite

R. Pelton 'Mind Food and Smart Pills'

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