- n. A year-long period of travel; especially succeeding one’s education and prior unto seeking employment
- n. historical A year spent by an apprentice travelling and honing his skills prior unto the professional practice of his trade
- From German Wanderjahr journeyman’s year, from wandern to trek + Jahr year — “Year of Trekking” (Wiktionary)
“In a kind of wanderjahr prolonged for decades, young people will try out jobs on a temporary basis, float in and out of their parents 'homes, hit the Europass-and-hostel circuit, pick up extra courses and degrees, and live with different people in different places.”
“Her owner of record, a House Director's whelp on wanderjahr, had become bored with his pretty toy and had discarded her, without documentation, her only assets those designed into her fragile body.”
“After the University and after my _wanderjahr_, I thought it would be another easy task to come here, and 'learn the business.”
“Probably he will return to the drapery shop in which he has hitherto been an assistant, after a pleasant wanderjahr with the company.”
“Perhaps when you were 22, on your wanderjahr, the appeal of connecting with strangers in strange lands overrode concerns for your own safety.”
“The eager James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) has just graduated from Oberlin and is ready for a post-collegiate wanderjahr across Europe.”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is less picaresque or lifelong wanderjahr than a hybrid "Forrest Button.”
“Say you’re a rich kid from the future on wanderjahr.”
“This portion of the youth's life is known as his “wanderjahr” and the traveler is known by the name of “wanderbuersche” The trip serves to broaden the mind of the “buersche,” to render him self-reliant, and to give him a knowledge and experience of the world ” aye, and of his craft as well ” that he could never obtain if he remained at home.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wanderjahr’.
Words for the diehard intermediate and advanced spellers
My favorite words.
a.k.a german words i like
Looking for tweets for wanderjahr.