wanderlust

[ won-der-luhst ]
/ ˈwɒn dərˌlʌst /

noun

a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

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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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Cultural definitions for wanderlust

wanderlust

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

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