Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strong impulse or longing to travel

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A natural impulse to change of place; a craze for travel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very strong or irresistible impulse to travel

Etymologies

German : wandern, to wander (from Middle High German) + Lust, desire (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see las- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1902, from German Wanderlust ("desire for wandering"), compound of Wander (noun form of wandern ("to wander")) and Lust ("pleasure, joy"). (Wiktionary)

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    December 7, 2006