spring fever

noun

Definition of spring fever

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

Examples of spring fever in a Sentence

The children all have spring fever.
Recent Examples on the Web Experts say fast-spreading coronavirus variants, pandemic fatigue and spring fever, and loosened restrictions could be behind a recent rise in cases. BostonGlobe.com, "1,962 confirmed cases, 13 deaths, and 86,934 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.," 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, "Best nasal spray for seasonal allergies," 4 Apr. 2021 The beginning of March is often the time when spring fever reaches a fevered pitch. oregonlive, "How to choose and grow camellias, the queen of winter flowers, in Oregon," 26 Feb. 2021 Warm, sunny days and blooming gardens bring on spring fever. Christian Heeb, National Geographic, "Picnic with a View," 27 Mar. 2020 With spring fever turning to cabin fever for many of us, people are looking for virtual adventures and online educational and entertainment. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, "10 great ways to experience Alabama from your sofa," 26 Mar. 2020 In the midst of Met Gala mania, and with spring fever in full swing, this week had much to offer by way of beauty inspiration, from behind-the-scenes prep to strikingly directional looks. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Looks of the Week: Kendall Jenner, Victoria Beckham, and More," 13 May 2018 No fish spreads spring fever at the big lake faster than the crappie. Brent Frazee, kansascity, "It's high time to go crappie fishing at Lake of the Ozarks | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 Thankfully, Makeup Revolution has released its new Renaissance Illuminate Highlighter Palettes just in time to feed your spring fever and summer daydreams. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Makeup Revolution Debuts Renaissance Illuminate Highlighter Palettes," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of spring fever

1859, in the meaning defined above

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18 Apr 2021

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“Spring fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20fever. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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spring fever

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spring fever

: a feeling of wanting to go outdoors and do things because spring is coming and the weather is getting warmer

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