spring fever


: a lazy or restless feeling often associated with the onset of spring

Example Sentences

The children all have spring fever.
Recent Examples on the Web But once the city wakes, its machinations drown out their spring fever. New York Times, 28 Aug. 2022 Catch spring fever with our quick and easy Easter decorating ideas for your home. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2022 In the visually arresting video, the singer is seen in a lush landscape wearing pretty, flowing pastel outfits, aptly capturing the season and embracing spring fever. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2022 The warm weather and colorful blooms are the major causes of spring fever. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 30 Mar. 2022 Experts say fast-spreading coronavirus variants, pandemic fatigue and spring fever, and loosened restrictions could be behind a recent rise in cases. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2021 Seasonal allergies, sometimes called spring fever, are very common, and can actually happen at any time of the year, not just the spring. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 The beginning of March is often the time when spring fever reaches a fevered pitch. oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2021 Warm, sunny days and blooming gardens bring on spring fever. Christian Heeb, National Geographic, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spring fever was in 1859

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“Spring fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20fever. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

spring fever

: a lazy or restless feeling often associated with the coming of spring
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