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cabin fever

noun

Simple Definition of cabin fever

  • : an unhappy and impatient feeling that comes from being indoors for too long

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cabin fever

  1. :  extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time

Examples of cabin fever in a sentence

  1. She suffered from cabin fever during the long winter.

  2. a bad case of cabin fever



1918

First Known Use of cabin fever

1918


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