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


Wanderlustrate (n. & v.)

Variables: Wanderlustration, Wanderlustrating.

Roots: Wander/Wanderlust & Lustrate (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: Of relating to purification or purgation through a conscious or systematic act of wandering.

Example: The whole series of Forrest Gump’s personal journeys in the film is a circle of wanderlustrating acts of American innocence, as though in a penance for the simple idealism of the American dream. In other words, Gump, the idealistic wanderer, pays the price for American exceptionalism through his life’s losses, which he turns to his account.


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.