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wanderlust

[won-der-luhst] /ˈwɒn dərˌlʌst/
noun
1.
a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < German, equivalent to wander(n) to wander + Lust desire; see lust
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wanderlust

/ˈwɒndəˌlʌst/
noun
1.
a great desire to travel and rove about
Word Origin
German, literally: wander desire
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Word Origin and History for wander lust
wanderlust
1902, from Ger. Wanderlust, lit. "desire for wandering" (see lust).
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A German word for the irresistibly strong desire to travel or wander.

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