wanderlust was our Word of the Day on 03/19/2010. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of wanderlust in a Sentence
Wanderlust has led him to many different parts of the world.
Recent Examples of wanderlust from the Web
And if all else fails to satisfy her wanderlust . .
There is no reason wanderlust and winter wonderlands can’t go together.
Senior Wildlife Technician Clint Rasmussen tracked two cow elk that seemed to have first-class cases of wanderlust.
Austen would surely have understood your wanderlust.
Travelers choose immersive experiences on all seven continents, making their bucket list dreams a reality whenever wanderlust strikes.
My Aunt Juanita was born with a case of wanderlust, a need to feel the blacktop whirring beneath those recapped tires.
But a wanderlust and his passionate curiosity drove him.
Lady Bird is a perfect coming-of-age comedy for anyone who’s ever had teenage wanderlust, fought with their parents, fostered a love-hate tension with their hometown or popped Communion wafers in secret.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wanderlust.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
WANDERLUST Defined for English Language Learners
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up wanderlust? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).