Definition of wanderlust
: strong longing for or impulse toward wandering
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Examples of wanderlust in a Sentence
Wanderlust has led him to many different parts of the world.
Recent Examples of wanderlust from the Web
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There's nothing like scrolling through Instagram between the months of June and September to suddenly be hit with a serious case of wanderlust.
The charming acoustic version offered a raw look at the lead character, dressed down in jeans and a sweatshirt instead of her usual party dresses and jewels—not to mention inspired wanderlust in audiences everywhere.
July is synonymous with vacation: schools are out, the weather’s glorious, and wanderlust is most irresistible.
Designer Kim Jones channeled wanderlust and the magic of isolated world archipelagos for Vuitton’s next spring-summer collection.
PARIS (AP) — Dries Van Noten went 80s, Rick Owens dabbled in abstract musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.
As a rakishly handsome wanderlust kid from central Texas, Ulbricht had traveled north, away from his small life.
A voracious reader of history, his wanderlust followed him into his adult years until, finally, the 30-year-old Chicago schoolteacher boarded a luxury liner in New York harbor bound for England.
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wanderlust Has German Roots
For my part, writes Robert Louis Stevenson in Travels with a Donkey, "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Sounds like a case of wanderlust if we ever heard one. Those with "wanderlust" don't necessarily need to go anywhere in particular; they just don't care to stay in one spot. The etymology of wanderlust is a very simple one that you can probably figure out yourself. "Wanderlust" is lust (or "desire") for wandering. The word comes from German, in which wandern means "to wander," and Lust means "desire."
Origin and Etymology of wanderlust
German, from wandern to wander + Lust desire, pleasure
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
WANDERLUST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wanderlust for English Language Learners
: a strong desire to travel
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