- Wanderlust is a very strong desire to travel.
An example of wanderlust is someone who, just after returning home from a two month trip, immediately starts planning their next one.
Origin: Ger from wandern, to travel, wander plush lust, joy: see lust
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Origin: German : wandern, to wander (from Middle High German) + Lust, desire (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see las- in Indo-European roots).
wanderlust - Cultural Definition
A German word for the irresistibly strong desire to travel or wander.