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 one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.