cuffing season

[ kuhf-ing see-zuhn ]
/ ˈkʌf ɪŋ ˌsi zən /

noun Slang.

a period during the fall and winter seasons, including holidays from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day, when people are more inclined to pair up in committed romantic relationships: I’m sitting out cuffing season this year—I was miserable tied down like that last winter.

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Origin of cuffing season

First recorded in 2010–15
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