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cabin fever

noun
1.
a state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for cabin-fever

cabin fever

noun
1.
(mainly Canadian) acute depression resulting from being isolated or sharing cramped quarters in the wilderness, esp during the long northern winter
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Slang definitions & phrases for cabin-fever

cabin fever

noun phrase

Restlessness, impatience, and other signs of having been restrained too long (1918+)


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Idioms and Phrases with cabin-fever

cabin fever

Distress or anxiety caused by prolonged confinement in a small or remote place, as in We've been snowed in for a week and everyone has cabin fever. Originating in the West, this term at first alluded to being penned up in a remote cabin during a long winter but has since been applied more broadly. [ Late 1800s ]
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