noun[mass noun] informal , chiefly North American
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
More example sentences
- Like many people, you may experience cabin fever during the winter months.
- ‘People in those areas get cabin fever in the winter and want to get out during the warm months,’ he says.
- But at both locations, even longtime residents say the long, dark, cold days of winter can bring about cabin fever.
Definition of cabin fever in:
- The US English dictionary