Wanderlust definition

wŏndər-lŭst
An impulse, longing, or urge to wander or travel.
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A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
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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.

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A strong impulse or longing to travel.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wanderlust
Plural:
wanderlusts

Origin of wanderlust

  • German wandern to wander (from Middle High German) Lust desire (from Middle High German) (from Old High German las- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1902, from German Wanderlust (“desire for wandering"), compound of Wander (noun form of wandern (“to wander")) and Lust (“pleasure, joy"), equivalent to English lust.

    From Wiktionary