wish list


Definition of wish list

: a list of desired but often realistically unobtainable items a wish list of useful changes

Examples of wish list in a Sentence

That book is on my wish list.
Recent Examples on the Web But if a trip to the park is still on your holiday wish list, Disney World Christmas hasn’t been completely canceled. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "Disney World's Christmas Season Will Look Very Different This Year," 11 Sep. 2020 McConnell refused to bring the bill up, calling it a liberal wish list. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Senate GOP introduces slimmed-down COVID-19 relief bill that Democrats vow to block," 9 Sep. 2020 Then, instead of hinting, educate him about the items on your wish list when your next birthday rolls around. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: One night of dancing with an ex creates 20-year grudge," 9 Sep. 2020 Government teachers are not content with using the proper democratic processes to ask that taxpayers give them every item on their Christmas wish list, presented with a bow on top. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "The Case for Private Education Co-operatives," 9 Sep. 2020 Trump’s Republican Party did not offer a formal platform, but a wish list. John Kass, Star Tribune, "How Trump became the education president," 26 Aug. 2020 Like Freeland, Jerry Burke and his wife, Lynne, started their reinvention with a wish list. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, "Retired and ready for a change of scenery?," 25 Aug. 2020 From the outset, the legislators’ stimulus package was more of a wish list than a detailed plan, and there were few details about the cost or scope. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California legislators wanted to fund $600 in extra jobless benefits. What happened?," 29 Aug. 2020 Pebble Beach on California’s Monterey Peninsula, on the wish list of many golfers, provides a choice of accommodations and golf at several legendary courses. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Planning a Golf Trip This Fall? Here's What to Know and Where to Go," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wish list

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Wish list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish%20list. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wish list

: a list of things that someone would like to have

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