wanderlust

[ won-der-luhst ]
/ ˈwɒn dərˌlʌst /

noun

a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

Nearby words

  1. wandering kidney,
  2. wandering pacemaker,
  3. wanderingly,
  4. wanderings,
  5. wanderjahr,
  6. wanderoo,
  7. wandoo,
  8. wandorobo,
  9. wandsman,
  10. wandsworth

Origin of wanderlust

1850–55; < German, equivalent to wander(n) to wander + Lust desire; see lust

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British Dictionary definitions for wanderlust

wanderlust

/ (ˈwɒndəˌlʌst) /

noun

a great desire to travel and rove about

Word Origin for wanderlust

German, literally: wander desire

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Word Origin and History for wanderlust

wanderlust

n.

1902, from German Wanderlust, literally "desire for wandering" (see wander + lust).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for wanderlust

wanderlust

A German word for the irresistibly strong desire to travel or wander.

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