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Wanderjahr

[vahn-duh r-yahr] /ˈvɑn dərˌyɑr/
noun, plural Wanderjahre
[vahn-duh r-yah-ruh] /ˈvɑn dərˌyɑ rə/ (Show IPA).
German.
1.
a year or period of travel, especially following one's schooling and before practicing a profession.
2.
(formerly) a year in which an apprentice traveled and improved his skills before settling down to the practice of his trade.
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Wanderjahr

/ˈvandərjaːr/
noun (pl) -jahre (-jaːrə)
1.
(formerly) a year in which an apprentice travelled to improve his skills
Word Origin
German, literally: wander year
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