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Line breaks: wan¦der|lust
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒndəlʌst

Definition of wanderlust in English:


[mass noun]
A strong desire to travel: a man consumed by wanderlust
More example sentences
  • The high seas harbour a host of job opportunities for those driven by wanderlust and the desire for a life away from the humdrum.
  • The pleasure we derive from being with others, along with our wanderlust and desire to explore, sets the stage nicely for smallpox.
  • Even in postwar America, nostalgia and wanderlust kept tramp wannabes hopping boxcars.


early 20th century: from German Wanderlust.

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