The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Meanderelict


Meanderelict (n. & adj.)

Variables: Meandereliction.

Roots: Meander & Derelict (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A derelict meanderer. Also, a place which is derelict/abandoned, and is frequented by meandering or waylaid travellers.

Example: More than the quest for her lost roots, it was Natasha’s meanderelict nature which took her to the narrow bylanes of Prague, where, as the legend went on to say, she literally dissipated  into the walls.


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Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.