cabin fever

noun
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of cabin fever

: 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

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First Known Use of cabin fever

1918

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CABIN FEVER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cabin fever for English Language Learners

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


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