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spring fever

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noun
  1. a listless, lazy, or restless feeling commonly associated with the beginning of spring.

Origin of spring fever

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for spring fever

Historical Examples

  • Even in the spring-fever period we didn't get engaged to any extent.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • I had been hoping that this was a new form of spring-fever which would eventually work its way out of his system.

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer


British Dictionary definitions for spring fever

spring fever

noun
  1. the feeling of restlessness experienced by many people at the onset of spring
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