Definition of wanderlust in English:

wanderlust

noun

  • [mass noun] A strong desire to travel:

    ‘a man consumed by wanderlust’
    • ‘The open layout of the venue virtually encourages wanderlust, resulting in a fluctuation of numbers in each zone as curiosity led both cats and dogs from room to room.’
    • ‘As he pondered his new project, Mr. Zhang developed wanderlust.’
    • ‘It tells how this young, middle class, newly qualified Argentinian doctor with wanderlust became a dedicated revolutionary whose name became synonymous with Cuba.’
    • ‘Peyroux clearly yearns for those days - when everything revolved around music, and her wanderlust was regularly satisfied.’
    • ‘We're leaving for Chicago in a few hours to attend a wedding, see family and curb a wee bit of this wanderlust that is gripping me now that I have regular work.’
    • ‘Smitten by wanderlust and lured by India, Mark Shand has travelled across much of the country.’
    • ‘His natural wanderlust is fueled by a vain search for lasting good health and he travels incessantly through Europe, the United States and the South Pacific.’
    • ‘The high seas harbour a host of job opportunities for those driven by wanderlust and the desire for a life away from the humdrum.’
    • ‘The Notebooks bear witness to the specifics of her insatiable wanderlust.’
    • ‘Even in postwar America, nostalgia and wanderlust kept tramp wannabes hopping boxcars.’
    • ‘The pleasure we derive from being with others, along with our wanderlust and desire to explore, sets the stage nicely for smallpox.’
    • ‘This is a real trip around the world, into some unexpected nooks and crannies, and for new sounds to satisfy your wanderlust, you might have a hard time doing better.’
    • ‘My wanderlust had taken me on a circuitous route but, now I was ready to put down some roots and embark on new dreams, it had led me home.’
    • ‘Soon after we separated, I heard about a class on how to teach English overseas and realized immediately that this could finance my wanderlust.’
    • ‘Her disdain is getting personal, her subject matter less ephemeral, as she scolds rich Americans driven by wanderlust and entitlement.’
    • ‘One way I justify my wanderlust is by calling it a form of travel sickness.’
    • ‘The Zimmermen, with their quirky sartorial style, have a long history of hard work and old-fashioned values coupled with wanderlust.’
    • ‘But these impressive feathers in Jim's adventuring cap have not cured him of wanderlust.’
    • ‘Smith's love of her home and the affection of her family mean that her wanderlust never stops her returning to Lanarkshire.’
    • ‘Her wanderlust took her only as far as a neighbouring street in Ashton. search news’

Origin

Early 20th century: from German Wanderlust.

Pronunciation:

wanderlust

/ˈwɒndəlʌst/