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


Oenophilanderer (N.)

Variables: Oenophilandering.

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

Definition: A travelling or roaming connoisseur of wines, who shifts loyalty from one vintage to another

Example: The inability of Niles Crane to lay bare his heart before Daphne Moon is partly due to his oenophilandering nature–which of course he shares with his brother Frasier Crane–; if only he loved his wines any less, he could have secured the love of Miss Moon sooner in life.


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

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.