1902, borrowing from German Wanderlust, compound of wandern and Lust ("desire, fun, pleasure"), equivalent to English wander + lust. Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈwɑndɚˌlʌst/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɒndəˌlʌst/, /ˈvændəˌlʊst/


  1. A strong impulse or longing to travel.
    Synonyms: itchy feet, travel bug
    Antonyms: homesickness
Translations Verb

wanderlust (wanderlusts, present participle wanderlusting; past and past participle wanderlusted)

  1. (intransitive) To feel a strong impulse or longing to travel.

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