Definition of seven-year itch in US English:

seven-year itch


  • A supposed tendency to infidelity after seven years of marriage.

    • ‘You've heard of the seven-year itch before, right?’
    • ‘His engagement to her has gone on so long, they seem to be getting the seven-year itch out of the way before the wedding.’
    • ‘‘It's becoming clear that what used to be the seven-year itch is now closer to a five-year itch,’ Lawler said.’
    • ‘What used to be the seven-year itch has become a 15-year phenomenon.’
    • ‘The seven-year itch - a restlessness experienced after years of blissful marriage - is a natural phenomenon which has been common since prehistoric times, according to scientists.’


seven-year itch

/ˈsevən yi(ə)r iCH/