Definition of cabin fever in English:

cabin fever


North American
  • [mass noun] Lassitude, irritability, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.

    ‘a great energy-burning game for exuberant Cubs with midwinter cabin fever’
    • ‘Sometimes I get cabin fever, but generally I don't mind being on my own.’
    • ‘On the 8th day, suffering from cabin fever, I decided to chance waiting until almost dark to visit a favorite restaurant on Jomtien Hill.’
    • ‘Pat is not yet suffering from cabin fever and has no definite plans for the cargo ship that was built in Norway in 1962.’
    • ‘We've come through the thing without a single cross or irritated word and with not a sign of cabin fever.’
    • ‘In my advanced state of cabin fever, I bought the snowshoes.’
    • ‘Some of this might just be cabin fever, a frustration stemming from being cooped up for long periods.’
    • ‘Cure a bad case of cabin fever by inviting friends over for an evening of cards or old-fashioned board games.’
    • ‘But if cabin fever does set in, it's nice to know you can take an excursion or soak up some culture.’
    • ‘It's a welcome distraction on long winter evenings to keep you from going nuts with cabin fever.’
    • ‘I had a serious case of cabin fever this weekend because the rain kept us inside.’
    • ‘‘People in those areas get cabin fever in the winter and want to get out during the warm months,’ he says.’
    • ‘But if you take this lull in the schedule to do some planning for next spring, you can satisfy everyone's cabin fever with extra early bouquets and baskets.’
    • ‘Like many people, you may experience cabin fever during the winter months.’
    • ‘I like living in the mountains, but I get cabin fever.’
    • ‘Jezebel, I suspected, was suffering from cabin fever too!’
    • ‘It doesn't help that after a month of being back here in Houston with no classes I've been getting cabin fever.’
    • ‘But at both locations, even longtime residents say the long, dark, cold days of winter can bring about cabin fever.’
    • ‘She had to admit, though, she was getting cabin fever.’
    • ‘Everything was frozen, and by April, everyone had cabin fever.’
    • ‘It was like watching a sufferer of cabin fever finally see release.’