Wanderjahr

[ vahn-duhr-yahr ]
/ ˈvɑn dərˌyɑr /

noun, plural Wan·der·jah·re [vahn-duhr-yah-ruh]. /ˈvɑn dərˌyɑ rə/. German.

a year or period of travel, especially following one's schooling and before practicing a profession.
(formerly) a year in which an apprentice traveled and improved his skills before settling down to the practice of his trade.

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Origin of Wanderjahr

First recorded in 1890–95; German: literally, “wander year”; see origin at wander, year
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British Dictionary definitions for Wanderjahr

Wanderjahr
/ German (ˈvandərjaːr) /

noun plural -jahre (-jaːrə)

(formerly) a year in which an apprentice travelled to improve his skills

Word Origin for Wanderjahr

German, literally: wander year
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