spring fever


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

Nearby words

  1. spring catch,
  2. spring chicken,
  3. spring conjunctivitis,
  4. spring ephemeral,
  5. spring equinox,
  6. spring for,
  7. spring lamb,
  8. spring ligament,
  9. spring line,
  10. spring lock

Origin of spring fever

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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Examples from the Web for spring fever

  • 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


the feeling of restlessness experienced by many people at the onset of spring
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