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Dec 2, 2022
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with Anu Garg

dromomania

PRONUNCIATION:
(droh-muh-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING:
noun
1. A compulsive desire to travel.
2. An excessive enthusiasm for running.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Ancient Greek dromos (running) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1900.

USAGE:
“Dromomania was his curse. ... Compulsive traveling. Wanderlust.”
Harlan Ellison; Goodbye to All That; McSweeney’s; 2002.

See more usage examples of dromomania in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived. -Ann Patchett, writer (b. 2 Dec 1963)

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